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Comprehension Instructional Sequence Model Lesson Plans: Product Design


Unit Description:

FLATE, the Florida Advanced Technological Education Center for Manufacturing, has developed a curriculum to prepare students for careers in manufacturing. These Comprehension Instructional Sequence Model (CIS) Lesson Plans are intended to “build learners’ background knowledge in STEM areas, expand their vocabularies, and to promote reading and writing success.” Each model lesson includes materials based around reading, research, industry tours, and reflection through discussion and essay writing.

This lesson plan is part of a collection of Comprehension Instructional Sequence Model (CIS) Lesson Plans. 

Lesson Description:

This model lesson from FLATE focuses on the process of product design in relation to the manufacturing industry. In considering this field, students will: 1) Discover the importance of product design, 2) Identify specific steps of the product design process, and 3) Analyze how a product design is generated and transformed into a completed product. 

The completion of the lesson in full takes four 50-minute class periods. Resources available as part of this lesson include a Teacher Lesson Plan & Grading Rubric, a Teacher Lesson Guide Presentation, a Lesson Article, a Student Worksheet, and a Company Profile Worksheet.

For orientation purposes, viewers should begin with the ‘CIS Teacher Lesson MFG Day’ PDF document, which is included as a separate attachment. This document offers a description of the lesson as well as an overview of topics covered and the intended audience.

Lesson Contents:

The Lesson Plan document includes lesson objectives and expectations, relevant Common Core standards, required materials and supplies, a detailed sequence for both teacher presentation and student completion of the lesson, and a grading rubric for the essay that serves as evidence of student achievement.

The PowerPoint presentation covers an introduction to product design, basic vocabulary, directions for student activities and assignments, and class discussion questions.

The 2013 article, titled “Steps to Consider when Designing a New Product” covers the process of product design from strategic inquiry through to design development and the final phases.

The five page Student Worksheet, designed to be used throughout the four day lesson, includes space for students to think critically both before and after reading the article, a page for directed note-taking, and space to compose their reflective essay.

The Company Profile worksheet guides students in finding information online to answer questions about a manufacturing company.

Below is a list of the files contained within the .zip attachment. The size of each file is included in parenthesis.

Product Design (5 files, 2.2MB)

  • Product Design Lesson Plan (1_CIS Teacher Lesson MFG Day_Product Design.doc 952KB)
  • Product Design Presentation (2_Product Design.pptx 891KB)
  • Steps to Consider when Designing a New Product Article (4_Article_Steps to Consider when Designing a New Product.pdf 164KB)
  • Product Design Student Worksheet (5a_Student Worksheet Product Design Questions and Essay.pdf 108KB)
  • Company Profile (6_Company Profile Worksheet.pdf 65KB)
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