Tech Ed Close to Home

Roman, Harry T.
March 2007
Technology Teacher;Mar2007, Vol. 66 Issue 6, p21
Academic Journal
The article presents a technology education activity called the Detective Game. A list is given of various common household items. Students should select one and research the answers to several questions. How has it been used over the years? What unique applications have employed it? How is it made? What is its main constituent? What product(s) did it replace? How is it different from older materials used for the purpose? A list of items of over a dozen sample items is presented, including the microwave, latex paint, the vacuum cleaner, electric can opener, cell phone, and hair dryer.


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