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Standard 10: Technology and Pre-Engineering/Technical Skills

Objective 3: Recognize engineering, manufacturing, construction processes, and technology.

Indicator 2: Explain the relationship of manufacturing technology in producing items people want and need.
Indicator 3: Identify different types of production systems.
Indicator 6: Explore related career Pathways

Title: Manufacturing Technology Subject/Course: Intro to CTE

Topic: Manufacturing Grades: 7th Designer: Mike Breen

Stage 1 --- Desired Results

Established Goals:
• Define manufacturing technology
• Identify the production systems
• Explore the related career pathway
Understandings: Essential Questions:
Students will understand that....
• Why am I in school?
• Manufacturing is so widespread that almost any- • What is manufacturing?
thing that is purchased is a manufactured product. • How does one production system get implemented
• Manufacturing products makes them less expensive over another?
for the consumer to purchase and brings in a profit • What kind of careers will I be looking at if I take
for manufacturer much quicker. classes in this area?
• Manufacturing requires time in arranging raw mat- • Why are many of the manufactured products that
erials, equipment, & personnel to begin production. are purchased in the USA made in other coun
• Technology has changed the way products are made. tries?

Students will know: Students will be able to

• Key terms -- Assembly line, Jig, fixture, prototype,
mass production, Manufacturing • Participate in a production run to produce a product.
Technology, specification, tolerance. • Analyze products in the production run to see if
• Types of Production they meet quality standards set in class.
• Classes in this career pathway can lead to a
specific set of jobs.
Stage 2 --- Assesment Evidence
Performance Tasks:
• Goal: As a member of a production team you will mass produce a product. Each member of the
production team will perform a specific task at a designed workstation. As each workstation task is
completed, the part will be transfered from one designed workstation to another until the finished
product is completed in the assembly line. Upon completion of production, the product is marketed for
sale by the students or the products are taken home by the students.
Key Criteria:
• Participate in production
• tasks are completed before moving the part to the next station

Other Evidence:
1. Discussion: Each student answers the question; “Name a product that is mass produced?”
2. Evaluation/Worksheet - End of unit evaluation and reflection on the performance task.
Stage 3 --- Learning Plan

Learning Activities:
Performance task overview: Students perform a task on the product being manufactured on an

assembly line at a designed workstation. The part is then transferred to the next designed

workstation until the finished product is completed. The “jobs” on the assembly line will vary with

the product being produced. In some cases, machinery will have to be used and students running

the machinery will have to view a safety demonstration on the operation of a machine and a safety

test will be administered during the “setup” of the production run.

1. Students read the booklet on Manufacturing Technology and answer the questions they can on a

work sheet as they read. On the back side of the evaluation sheet, is an job application form

where students fill out and submit their qualifications to the teacher before the mass production

starts. They are allowed to state their experience and qualifications according to the form.

2. The next day, the class is divided up by the teacher. Students are selected by the teacher for

the workstations during this “setup time” of production. Students, are then taught in groups

according to the production jobs that they have been assigned. In most classes two production

lines will be used.

3. Depending on the product being produced, the teacher may have the students read and work in

the Marketing unit as they sell the pieces that were produced or students leave with the product