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					                           Engineering for Design
                            Unit 1 14 April, 2006
                           Venn Diagram Activity




                     Technology Education Versus Engineering




Overview:

       A Venn Diagram used interconnecting circles to show common areas.
The definition of the term Venn Diagram according to:
http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/0,,sid9_gci333063,00.html is: A
Venn diagram is an illustration of the relationships between and among sets,
groups of objects that share something in common. Usually, Venn diagrams
are used to depict set intersections (denoted by an upside-down letter U).
This type of diagram is used in scientific and engineering presentations, in
theoretical mathematics, in computer applications, and in statistics.
      Before starting out task we visit Internet sites to see how a Venn
diagram appears. The class will then research and discuss technology
education and engineering. The class will then be divided into groups of two
to create their own Venn Diagrams. Each group will create a Venn diagram.
      We will use the following websites to gain back ground knowledge of
Venn Diagrams:
                    http://www.graphic.org/venbas.html

2006 Greg Heitkamp
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science
Foundation under Grant No. 0402616.) Any opinions, findings and conclusions
or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s)
and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Science Foundation
(NSF).
Task:

       Students will create a Venn Diagram to show the characteristics of
engineering and technology education. The commonalities between the two
fields will be shown in the area of the two circles that intersect.
       Students will use words and pictures to create their Venn Diagram
       Students will present their Venn diagram and discuss with the rest of
the class.

Constraints:

        Students will complete the project in three class periods.
        Students will turn one Venn diagram for each working group of two.

2006 Greg Heitkamp
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science
Foundation under Grant No. 0402616.)


Standards to be met along with reading assignment:

        Standard 3: Students will develop an understanding of the
        relationships among technologies and the connections between
        technology and other fields of study.
               G. Technology transfer occurs when a new user applies an
                  existing innovation developed for one purpose in a different
                  function.
               H. Technological innovation often results when ideas,
                  knowledge, or skills are shared within a technology, among
                  technologies, or across other fields.
2006 Greg Heitkamp
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science
Foundation under Grant No. 0402616.) Any opinions, findings and conclusions
or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s)
and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Science Foundation
(NSF).
Grading Rubric

                 3 Above           2 Average       1 Below          Score
                 Average                           Average
Venn             Venn Diagram      Venn Diagram    Venn Diagram
Diagram          contains 5 or     contains 3 to 5 contains 2 or
contents         more              or more         less
                 characteristics   characteristics characteristics
                 in all areas of   in all areas of in all areas of
                 the diagram       the diagram     the diagram
Venn             All items are     All items are   Items are
Diagram          neat, easily      neat, are       present and
Appearance       read or           legible and     not all properly
                 understand,       properly        placed
                 and properly      placed
                 placed
Class            Students          Students        Students
Presentation     understood all    understood      understood
                 their material    most of their   their some
                 and could         material and    material and
                 explain why       could explain   could explain
                 the items were    most of the     some of the
                 place in teach    material        material
                 category




2006 Greg Heitkamp
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science
Foundation under Grant No. 0402616.) Any opinions, findings and conclusions
or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s)
and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Science Foundation
(NSF).

				
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