# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Engineering Studies Task 1132453218

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Evaluate the safety of designs.


Evaluation should include asking the following questions:
  • Does the design create the safest product within constraints?
  • Does the design adhere to industry/legal safety standards?
  • Has the design been tested?
  • Has the design minimized the risk to the end user (consumer) and artisan (manufacturer)?

Process/Skill Questions

  • When is a design considered safe? Unsafe?
  • When would a company make a decision to order a recall?
  • What is the safety/cost trade-off in an engineering design project?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will write program specifications that define the constraints of a given problem.



The student will plan and conduct investigations using experimental design and product design processes. Key concepts include
  1. the components of a system are defined;
  2. instruments are selected and used to extend observations and measurements;
  3. information is recorded and presented in an organized format;
  4. the limitations of the experimental apparatus and design are recognized;
  5. the limitations of measured quantities are recognized through the appropriate use of significant figures or error ranges;
  6. models and simulations are used to visualize and explain phenomena, to make predictions from hypotheses, and to interpret data; and
  7. appropriate technology including computers, graphing calculators, and probeware is used for gathering and analyzing data and communicating results.

Other Related Standards

ITEEA National Standards

11. Apply the Design Processes


12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems


TSA Competitive Events

Dragster Design


Engineering Design


Transportation Modeling