Darin Petzold
2 years ago
Last Updated
5 months ago
Explore engineering and machining through the lens of a working model steam engine powered by compressed air! Students will learn about the history and importance of steam engines as they dive into critical print reading skills, CAD/CAM practice, and manufacturing.

Lesson 1: Steam engine history and important technical skills
Lesson 2: Print reading
Lesson 3: CAD/CAM
Lesson 4: Manufacturing, Assembly and Testing

This unit is brought to you by Darin Petzold (CTE) with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by Team Lead Gayle Nicholls-Ali.
Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture
  • Manufacturing and Product Development Manufacturing and Product Development
K-12 Subjects
  • Technology Education
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Steam History and Steam Engine Paper Model

Steam Engine Paper Model Assembly

The Oscillating Engine -Understanding the Machine Prints

Manufacturing, Assembly and Testing