Technology and Engineering Teacher
Technology education has the potential to be the glue for integrating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education through the use of the design process. This should result in increased student interest in science and math, resulting in increased standardized science and math scores (Silk, C. Schunn, & Strand, 2009). In order for this to happen, students need to integrate their grade-level mathematics and science content knowledge in their technology and/or engineering design (Tran & Nathan, 2010). Hopefully, this can be accomplished without losing student interest generated by hands-on, kinesthetic learning. This article provides one example of getting technology education students interested in science and math through the use of a design project. This T-shirt design project was designed for junior and senior level high school students who have completed or are currently taking physics and precalculus.
Original Publication Citation
Fantz, T. D., & Grant, M. R. (2013). An engineering design STEM project: T-shirt launcher. Technology and Engineering Teacher, 72(8), 14-20.
Fantz, Todd D. and Grant, Melva R., "An Engineering Design STEM Project: T-Shirt Launcher" (2013). STEMPS Faculty Publications. 201.