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Tech-Explorer Teacher Info

Tech-Explorer Teacher Info
Trainers engage students
Be a part of the experience as your students are guided by technical trainers in the safe operation of mills, lathes, drills and other equipment to manufacture a catapult.
 
  Turnkey Project
The CACT Catapult project comes with equipment, materials, safety gear and expert instructors who guide students through safety training and fabrication of catapults.
Meet State Standards
The Catapult project has been developed to meet state curriculum standards in English, math, history and science.
 
  Build Career Aspirations
Many students have never operated automated tools or actually made and assembled something. They may discover an affinity for design, engineering, manufacturing or equipment repair and an interest in new career options. Young women may especially benefit from learning about highly-paid, in-demand automated manufacturing careers in clean work environments with jobs that don’t require heavy lifting.
What teachers say:
“CACT did everything. I enjoyed participating with my students while the trainers led the class.”
“Students quickly learned to use the lathe and other equipment; it was amazing.”
“They were engaged for the whole class period.”
“This project provides a way to apply what I’m teaching. I can see using it throughout the semester.”
“The program had stations which were well organized and the students knew what to do.”
“I had one student who went and researched on the internet how to build a different design for a new catapult.”

What students say:
“I have never done anything like that. But when it was done I felt good.”
“I had fun with all the tools I used to cut and shape metal."
“I learned how to use a lot of new machines.”
“I’d never done a project like this.”
“I think it would be fun to go into engineering now.”


Links:
Watch the video
Safety Handout [MS Word]
Catapult Construction Instructions [PDF]
Catapult Assembly Drawing [PDF]
Watch the Catapult Assembly Instructions Movie [WMV]
State Standards Met by Catapult Project [MS Word]
Material List [MS Word]
Project Background for this Youth Outreach Program [MS Word]
Career Options
Women Excel in Technical Careers
Student Photo Release

For more information about bringing CACT Tech-Explorer to your school, call your local CACT office http://cact.org/centers_home.php. For schools located from Sacramento north to the border of California, contact the Sierra College CACT Tech-Explorer Outreach Coordinator, Valaine Hoffmann at (530) 305-6700 or by email valaineh@vfr.net.

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Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies and Economic and Workforce Development
(916) 660-7801
Sierra College Training & Development
Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT)
  Placer, Nevada and parts of El Dorado and Sacramento Counties
Rocklin - Roseville Auburn Truckee Nevada City Grass Valley
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