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Lesson Plan 3: System Requirements

Overview
Students will discuss what the major sub-systems and components of the system are and identify the system requirements.

Objectives

Students will be able to:
  1. Identify components of a requirements document

  2. Create a requirements document appropriate for design brief

Materials and Resources
  • Computers with internet and Powerpoint access

Standards

New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards

  • Standard 5.4: Nature and Process of Technology
  • Standard 5.7: Physics
  • Standard 8.2: Technological Literacy

ITEA Standards for Technological Literacy

  • Standards: 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17

National Science Content Standards

  • Unifying Concepts and Processes in Science
  • Science as Inquiry
  • Physical Science
  • Science and Technology

Standards

New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards

  • Standard 5.2: Science and Society
  • Standard 5.4: Nature and Process of Technology
  • Standard 5.7: Physics
  • Standard 8.2: Technological Literacy

ITEA Standards for Technological Literacy

  • Standards: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16

National Science Content Standards

  • Unifying Concepts and Processes in Science
  • Science as Inquiry
  • Physical Science
  • Science and Technology
Activities
  1. Working in groups, students discuss the home lighting system needs and brainstorm list of requirements. Items for consideration include:

    Needs
    • Identification and description of stakeholders
    • Operational environment (climatic conditions, availability of materials and supplies for building, operating and maintaining, number of people to support per unit, expected skill and knowledge level of the people who will be trained to operate and maintain the system etc.)
    • Marketing and/or educational needs
    Requirements
    • System and subsystem components
    • Location of the system
    • Media/educational material
    • Spare parts
    • Tools
    • Logistics of supplies

  2. Post the class-generated list of systems requirements to Collaboration Central for other classes to review and comment on or if there is already one draft Systems Requirement document posted, please comment or make changes to that document. Important: There should only be one Systems Requirements document that all classes contribute to and comment on. Once all classes have provided comments, the final document will represent the needs of the system.


Assessment

Students should complete and submit TBD

Sample Assessment Rubric