Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Go to Selected Program Area
Massachusetts State Seal
Students & Families Educators & Administrators Teaching, Learning & Testing Data & Accountability Finance & Funding About the Department Education Board  

Archived Information

Science and Technology/Engineering
Curriculum Framework - Spring 2001

Technology/Engineering, Grade 9 or 10

Previous Next 

Additional Ideas for Developing Investigations and Learning Experiences and Suggested Extensions to Learning in Technology/Engineering are in Appendix III.

Please note: For grades 6-high school, there are suggested learning activities after each set of learning standards. The numbers in parentheses after each activity refer to the related technology/engineering learning standard(s).

Engineering Design

Broad Concept: Engineering design involves practical problem solving, research, development, and invention and requires designing, drawing, building, testing, and redesigning.

1.1 Identify and explain the steps of the engineering design process, i.e., identify the problem, research the problem, develop possible solutions, select the best possible solution(s), construct a prototype, test and evaluate, communicate the solution(s), and redesign.
1.2Demonstrate knowledge of pictorial and multi-view drawings (e.g., orthographic projection, isometric, oblique, perspective) using proper techniques.
1.3 Demonstrate the use of drafting techniques with paper and pencil or computeraided design (CAD) systems when available.
1.4Apply scale and proportion to drawings, e.g., 1/4" = 1'0".
1.5 Interpret plans, diagrams, and working drawings in the construction of a prototype.

Suggested Learning Activities

  • Create an engineering design presentation using multimedia, oral, and written communication. (1.1)
  • Choose the optimal solution to a problem, clearly documenting ideas against design criteria and constraints, and explain how human values, economics, ergonomics, and environmental considerations have influenced the solution. (1.1)
  • Visit a local industry in any area of technology and describe the research and development processes of the company. (1.1, 1.5)
  • Have students utilize library resources/internet to research the patent process (1.1, 1.2, 1.5)
  • Create pictorial and multi-view drawings that include scaling and dimensioning. (1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5)
  • Create plans, diagrams, and working drawings in the construction of a prototype. (1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5)
  • Create drawings that include scale and dimension. (1.2, 1.3)

Boldface type indicates core standards for full-year courses.

Last Updated: May 1, 2001
E-mail this page| Print View| Print Pdf  
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Search · A-Z Site Index · Policies · Site Info · Contact DESE