Paper Towers: Building students' understandings of technological design

by: James Minogue and Todd Guentensberger

“What do you think the National Science Education Standards are referring to when they talk about science and technology?" The authors posed this question to a group of undergraduate education majors during a science teaching methods course. The students’ somewhat myopic notions of technology provided the perfect segue to introduce the activity, Paper Towers, which can be used in the middle school science classroom to help students develop their understandings of technological design.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 11/1/2006Stock # ss06_030_03_18Volume 030Issue 03

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