Technical Writing, Part 3 of 4 (Safety and Assembly of Glider)

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This lesson (3 of 4) includes safety or cautionary measures for the consumer or assembler. These same safety recommendations offer liability protection for the manufacturer. Students examine warnings/cautions/danger signage and create a unique cautionary sign for their balsa wood glider instructions.

Introduction

Lesson #3 begins with an activity on the importance of safety. Students examine the safety/warning/cautionary components of instructions and create cautionary symbols with short captions for their instructions. Groups are assigned and the actual assembly of the glider takes place.

(Materials Note: A comprehensive list of materials can be found in Lesson no. 1 and below as a resource in the assignment "Let's Build This Thing.")


Lesson Times

Requisite Class Time
@110 Minutes
2 Traditonal (54 minute) Class Periods
2 Class Periods

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Building and Construction Trades Building and Construction Trades
  • Manufacturing and Product Development Manufacturing and Product Development
K-12 Subjects
  • English-Language Arts
  • Technology Education
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives

Standards

California's 2013 CTE Standards (4)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Understand the importance of precautions in a set of instruction with potential harm to the consumer or liability for the manufacturer.
  • Evaluate and write clear, easy-to-understand cautionary signage.
  • Build a flight worthy balsa wood glider as per predetermined criteria.

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