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The student watches a car move through a city and writes directions based on the car's route.
Mechanism Description: Electric Pencil Sharpener
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In this learning activity you'll write a technical description of an electric pencil sharpener.
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In this learning activity you'll apply directions to follow when writing clear "how-to" instructions.
Mechanism Description: Can Opener
In this learning activity you'll write a description of a can opener.
Overcoming Barriers to Critical Thinking: People-Related Obstacles
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The learner will identify techniques to use to overcome people-related barriers to critical thinking.
Giving Directions: The Starting Point
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Learners evaluate how well a set of directions instructs a person about to perform a task for the first time. The focus is on avoiding assumptions.
Learners practice revising poorly written directions by applying criteria for giving directions.
Lathe Project: Facing and Center Drilling
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The learner reads step-by-step work instructions and views a drawing for facing and center drilling on a lathe.
Lathe Project: Turning Between Centers
Learners read work instructions and view a drawing for turning between centers on a lathe.
PLC Counter Operation
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Learners examine the two methods used by programmable logic controllers to perform a counting operation using addition or counter instructions. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Test Your Knowledge of Tesla Motors
Test your knowledge of Tesla Motors and Tesla's cutting edge automotive technology.
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