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Lesson Plan 6: Home Lighting System Production

Overview
All schools will have the opportunity to produce the final home lighting system. Schools should have materials and equipment already in place so that they can begin production immediately.

Objectives

Students will be able to:
  1. Share feedback and reflections on project experience.
Materials and Resources

Standards

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
Activities
  1. Manufacture the final design as described in the final design plans and demonstrated by the working prototype.

  2. Finalize public relations literature for users and stakeholders that includes:
    • Press packet
    • Advertisements
    • Packaging Materials
    • Picture of final product

  3. Submit a final posting to Collaboration Central that describes the successes and/or challenges students had in producing the final home lighting system. Provide suggestions for re-design.



Assessment

Students should complete and submit a final presentation binder or portfolio of work. See sample student documentation powerpoint.

Sample Assessment Rubric

Suggestions for Follow-up Activities

  • Design and create a model of an led based traffic light system.
  • Design and create a model of a self sustaining solar powered village.