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Essentials of Manufacturing

Logan stumbled upon the phases in prototyping and would love to visit a manufacturer to see an actual prototype being made. He has learned that there are three phases of making a prototype

Age Group

11 - 14

Grade Level: 

Middle School

Total Hours

15 hours

Course Modules

• Manufacturing • Hands-on “Paper Plane Challenge” • Phases Of Prototyping • Hands-on “Make A String Telephone” • How To Prototype • Hands-on “Prototyping A Mobile App” • Light Up! Electricians • Paper Circuit • An Electrical Engineer • Light Your Way! • Animal Circuit! • Keeping Machines Workaholic • Assisting Automotive Engineering • Let's Make Mini Propelled Car • The Evolution Of Manufacturing

Learning Outcomes

• Gain knowledge about the history and types of manufacturing. • Develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills through Hands-on activities like the paper plane challenge and string telephone. • Understand the different phases of prototyping and their importance in product development. • Acquire basic knowledge of electrical circuits and their application through activities like the paper circuit and animal circuit. • Explore career options in manufacturing, engineering, and electrician fields. • Develop creativity and design thinking skills through activities like prototyping a mobile app and making a mini propelled car.

Course Elements

• Quizzes • Video Quests • Video Scenarios • Hands-on Activities • Downloadables • Videos

Course Overview

Logan is going to brush his teeth before going to bed. As he squeezes the toothpaste onto his brush, he wonders about the production process. Considering the variety of toothpaste available on supermarket shelves, he ponders how so much toothpaste is made and who is responsible for its production. Eager to find answers, he plans to ask his dad, who works at a large factory.

This course includes:

4 Quizzes
5 Video Quests
4 Video Scenarios
5 Hands-on Activities
3 Downloadables

Related careers:

Manufacturing Engineer
Electrical Engineer
Automotive Engineering Technician

Skills you will gain:

Creativity
Problem-solving
Thinking skills
Cognitive skills
Observation skills

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Client Reviews

My son loved the handson activities and was fascinated by the evolution of manufacturing. He's now considering a career in engineering. Highly recommend this course! Sara B.

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