Mechatronics: Lesson Plan

Explore the world of mechatronics: an emerging field of engineering that blends technologies for economic and elegant design solutions.  

 

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Alignment to NC Essential Standards

Cross-Curriculum Alignment: Engineering/Technology

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will define mechatronics.
  • Students will describe one major connection between 3-D technology and mechatronics.
  • Students will describe one way in which mechatronics serves as an example of a changing workforce.

Essential Questions

  1. What is mechatronics?
  2. Why is it important for mechatronics majors to specialize not only in engineering but in arts-related disciplines as well?

Engage

Have students watch the video "Mechatronics."

Further Reading:

Evaluate

  1. What is mechatronics?
  2. Why is it important for mechatronics majors to be skilled in arts-related fields as well as in engineering?
  3. Describe two ways in which mechatronics serves as an example of a changing workforce.
  4. Elaborate: Describe your favorite technology. What about this piece of equipment appeals to you, and why?