Project Lead the Way, Inc. (PLTW) is a pioneer in the development of project- and problem-based curriculum for middle school technology and engineering education . The all-new Gateway to Engineering text now offers the perfect tool for mastering Project Lead the Way's® objectives, by introducing young students to the process of design, the importance of engineering graphics, and applications of electricity and electronics, mechanics, energy, communications, automation/robotics, manufacturing processes and control systems/computer programming This text will help students build a solid foundation in technological literacy while they study engineering-related careers and educational pathways. Everyday examples show how engineers and their innovations affect the world around them. A strong technical focus is complemented by a clear, straightforward writing style. Coverage of social impacts of new technologies will allow students to explore possibilities for career pathways in engineering and engineering technology.
Table of Contents
UNIT 1: Introduction to Engineering.
1: Engineering and Technology.
2: Technological Resources and Systems.
UNIT 2: Communicating Engineering Ideas.
3: The Engineering Design Process.
5: Perspective Drawings.
6: Reverse Engineering.
UNIT 3: Modeling Engineering Designs.
7: Parametric Modeling.
UNIT 4: The Use of Energy in Engineering.
10: Transfer of Energy.
11: Fluid Power.
12: Flight and Space.
UNIT 5: Electricity and Electronics.
13: Electrical Theory.
14: Electrical Circuits.
UNIT 6: Robotics and Automation.
16: Robots in Todays World.