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Lesson Plan 5: System Development


This is where the three team roles are truly split. Each class will form a design team, a prototyping team and a manufacturing team. Each of these teams will collaborate with equivalent teams from other participating schools to meet project deliverables. The Manufacturing team shall be optional based upon curricular obligations and facilities needs of the participating schools. If a school does not have the capability to produce the final home lighting system, their effort should, instead, focus on the public relations materials creation.


Students will be able to:
  1. Follow the design process to plan and fabricate dependent subsystems
  2. Use appropriate technology in order to execute the design created by the various project members
  3. Use word processing software to create Public Relation documentations and Press Release.
  4. Contact local newspapers and media to help support and promote the project.
  5. Create a point of purchase display to advertise the product locally.
  6. Use various means of technology to communicate with other schools

Upon completion of this activity the DESIGN TEAM will be able to:

  • Utilize Pro-E's (or other CAD/CAE tool) functions to create 3-D models and assemblies to design a product for a specific need.
  • Utilize Pro-E (or other CAD/CAE tool) to create 3-view, isometric, and assembly drawings as well as renderings and animations.
  • Use graphic design software to create corporate logos.

Upon completion of this activity the PROTOTYPING TEAM will be able to:

  • Research and Investigate various materials and understand the pros and cons of each.
  • Create a working prototype of the final design.
  • Create an appearance model of the final design.

Upon completion of this activity the MANUFACTURING TEAM will be able to:

  • Design and fabricate jigs and fixtures for use in a mass production run.
  • Mass Produce a product that has been designed for a specific purpose.
  • Design and implement a means to analyze and check the quality of product. (QC)
Materials and Resources
  • Computers with internet


New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards

  • Standard 5.4: Nature and Process of Technology
  • Standard 8.2: Technological Literacy

ITEA Standards for Technological Literacy

  • Standards: 11, 12, 13, 17

National Science Content Standards

  • Unifying Concepts and Processes in Science
  • Science as Inquiry
  • Physical Science
  • Life Science
  • Science and Technology
  • Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
  1. The Design Team in each class will create 3D models of all subsytems and components needed for the final product. The Design Team will create 3-view drawings to be shared with the Prototype and Manufacturing teams within the class and also uploaded to Collaboration Central for review by Design Team members in other classes. Comments will be incorporated and a final set of models, 3-view drawings, renderings, exploded view drawings and animations will issued.

  2. The Prototyping Team should initiate work by brainstorming and researching ways to develop a prototype. They will start to create working prototypes of all mechanical and electrical components and layouts. Once the initial 3-view drawings are available, they will begin constructing the prototype. Team members will also develop a means of testing and evaluating the prototype. Prototype teams from all classes should share questions, problems, solutions, test results, recommendations and picture of final working prototype in Collaboration Central.

  3. When the initial 3-view drawings are available, the Manufacturing Team will begin to brainstorm how the final product can be mass manufactured in a production run. Team members will start by designing and creating jigs and fixtures. They will also develop a means for testing the jigs and fixtures. Manufacturing teams from all classes should share questions, problems, solutions, test results, and recommendationsin Collaboration Central.

  4. Additionally, all teams should brainstorm, design and create press packets, ads and packaging materials.


Students should complete and submit TBD.

Sample Assessment Rubric