1. New Teacher Checklist

    • Resource ID: TeacherChecklist
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This checklist is designed to guide a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher as the teacher plans for a successful school year. It is a general list of activities that a new teacher might need to plan for and be aware of. This list is not intended to be an all-inclusive or required...
  2. CTE Acronym/Terms

    • Resource ID: Ressource Terms
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    The purpose of this document is to provide a list of common terms used in Career and Technical Education (CTE) education. Several new CTE teachers come from industry into the classroom, and may not yet be familiar with terms used in CTE classroom or laboratory settings. While this document is...
  3. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics PSA

    • Resource ID: PSA18
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    The following public service announcements have been written and produced for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Communications cluster specifically.
  4. Lesson Plan: Careers in Green Energy

    • Resource ID: 14762
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    Students will be able to compare renewable and non-renewable energy sources. They will also demonstrate they know how to research information and create a presentation about a green energy career they are interested in pursuing.
  5. Lesson Plan: Intro to Robotics I - Part 1 - Overview

    • Resource ID: 14912
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will define and describe robot applications, learn to build a robot, and explore careers in the field of robotics.
  6. Lesson Plan: Robotics I - Evolution and Classification

    • Resource ID: 14916
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    Students will refine the design of a robotic or automated system to ensure quality, efficiency, and manufacturability of the final product.
  7. Lesson Plan: Basic Electricity

    • Resource ID: 14771
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will demonstrate their understanding of basic electricity and electronic fundamentals. Students will expand their knowledge of DC circuits as an application to transistor circuits.
  8. Lesson Plan: Microprocessor Basics

    • Resource ID: 14773
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will apply basic knowledge of  transistors, binary and logic to more complicated devices like microprocessors. Students will work to create prototypes and outline the details to complete a project. 
  9. Lesson Plan: Rubber Band Airplane

    • Resource ID: 14788
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will build and fly a plane powered by a rubber band, and evaluate variables in design.  
  10. Lesson Plan: The Nature of Matter

    • Resource ID: 14804
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn how matter is fundamental to the understanding of electricity. Student will also be able to describe the atomic models, electron orbits and shells, and how valence electrons determine conductivity.
  11. Lesson Plan: Engineering Mathematics - Electrical Systems

    • Resource ID: 14899
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn about electricity and design a building/wing/floor that meets a certain power consumption criteria using conventional power sources (fossil fuels) and renewable power sources.
  12. Lesson Plan: Robotics I - Time Management

    • Resource ID: 14914
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will create a robotics project, develop a weekly schedule for the implementation of the project, and apply time-management skills to complete the task efficiently.
  13. Lesson Plan: Construction Robotics I - Part 2 - Gripper

    • Resource ID: 14924
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will construct various robot grippers. Upon completion of building the grippers, students will evaluate their functionality and effectiveness at conducting certain tasks. 
  14. Lesson Plan: Construction Robotics I - Part 5 - Vertical Column

    • Resource ID: 14930
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will construct a basic part of a vertical column and the mounting parts that anchor into the body. Students will explain how to make the parts by identifying the materials, machines and tools used to construct the column.
  15. Lesson Plan: Construction Robotics I - Part 6 - Arm

    • Resource ID: 14932
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will construct a basic robotic arm and all of the mounting parts, and explain how they made the parts by identifying the materials, machines and tools used to create the arm.
  16. Lesson Plan: Robotics I - Programming Languages

    • Resource ID: 14938
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will be expected to use and maintain technological products, processes, and systems, and demonstrate the use of computers to manipulate a robot or automated system and associated subsystems. 
  17. Lesson Plan: Construction Robotics I - Part 4 - Body

    • Resource ID: 14928
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students will construct and test various robots, and evaluate them for functionality and effectiveness at performing specified tasks.
  18. Lesson Plan: Paper Airplane Design and Experiment

    • Resource ID: 14592
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson students will learn about engineering and problem solving when tasked to design a paper airplane to carry as many paper clips as possible.
  19. Lesson Plan: Introduction to Engineering Fundamentals and Civilization

    • Resource ID: 14706
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    This lesson addresses how engineering and technology has influenced society and the development of civilization.
  20. Lesson Plan: Introduction to Problem Solving

    • Resource ID: 14750
    • Grade Range: 9, 10
    In this lesson, students are introduced to problem solving techniques in the field of Engineering and Technology. Students are also encouraged to think critically and apply fundamental principles of system modeling and design to multiple design projects.