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Project Lead The Way Laboratory
Gateway To Technology
The following Project Lead The Way
laboratory design was developed by
technology education majors at Purdue
University as part of their IT: 471
course “Managing the Technology
Education Laboratory” instructed by
Dr. George E. Rogers
Facility Design Proposal
The New Technology
Education Laboratory
Prepared by
Mr. Steven Schellenberger and Mr. Jeff Totsch
Table of Contents
 PLTW Introduction
 Gateway To Technology
(GTT)
 Mission Statement
 PLTW Proposal Objective
 Acoustics
 Color
 Illumination
 Ventilation
 Computer workstation
design
 PLTW Safety equipment
 PLTW Laboratory
equipment list
 GTT Unit Cost Totals
 PLTW Laboratory Layout
 Sources
 PLTW Suppliers
 Questions
Project Lead The Way
The introduction of
technology into the
technology education
classroom and laboratory
requires a new facility
design to fully
incorporate the
Gateway To Technology
curriculum.
Project Lead The Way
Opportunities for Students
PLTW in the Technology Education classroom
and laboratory allows all students the
opportunity to be exposed to preengineering courses, as well as receive
college credit. With PLTW courses, students
will be more prepared for their future after
high school.
Gateway To Technology (GTT)
GTT is a state-of-the-art program in the Middle School Industrial
Technology Education Department that incorporates national standards
in science, mathematics, and technology for today’s grade 6-8 classroom
and laboratory.
GTT consists of four instructional units that motivate and excite
students to be creative and innovative during instruction and laboratory
activities.
Each 10-week instructional unit enables students to accomplish goals
of the project, while offering students learning challenges at all ability
levels.
The Gateway To Technology program consists of
four independent instructional units:
 Design and Modeling:
An introduction into the design process where
students use measurement and descriptive geometry, learn sketching techniques,
as well as create models and document ways to solve problems (Rube Goldberg).
 The Magic of Electrons:
Students learn through hands-on activities and
projects about the science of electricity, circuit design, sensing devices, and the
movement of atoms (PC Board Power Etching ).
 The Science of Technology:
This unit seeks to investigate how science
has affected technology throughout history (Dragster).
 Automation and Robotics:
Students learn about the history and
development of automation and robotics. This unit covers computer control
systems, machine automation, energy transfer, and structures (Fischertechniks).
Our mission is to train and prepare students for
their future by enhancing their personal
growth and helping them become active
partners in the transformation of the nation’s
schools for an advancing technological
society.
National Standards met: Standard 8 H,I
Standard 9 I,K
Standard 17 I,M,O,P,Q
Standard 18 J,L,M
Standard 19 M,N,O,P Standard 20 J,K,L,M,N
Proposal Objective
Our new design consists of four major objectives:
 Allow for safer working conditions for all students and faculty
 Create a dust-free room for projects and activities involving computers
 Provide space for a first aid station and additional space for
demonstrations and instructional materials, a dust collection system, and
fire-safe rooms
 Construct an educational environment that fosters the learning of skills
and concepts that students will use in future life experiences
Acoustics
Acoustics control noise for
students and faculty
 Dust collector and air compressor in own room
 Ceiling should have a minimum sound
absorption of 75%
 Carpet eliminates floor-generated noises and reduces heating
and floor maintenance
Color
The color of the classroom and laboratory
serves many purposes:
 The room color must first give the student, the faculty, and
the public a sense of safety. The room color must be simple
and safety friendly. We suggest light blue because lighter
colors make the room appear larger, and it is relaxing,
soothing, and calm.
 Painted safety lines on laboratory floor
 Personal safety equipment is color-coded for easy visibility for
students and faculty.
Illumination
Lighting is very important for learning
 Natural lighting from five windows (two in classroom and
three in laboratory) located six feet up from the floor.
 Artificial lighting rating between 50-70 foot-candles for the
classroom and 75-150 foot-candles for the laboratory.
 Lighting is located directly above workstations and students’
desks to give the best possible lighting.
Ventilation
Clean air is important to good health
 Delta Ambient Air Cleaner
Item #: 12500160 $416.00 EA
 Torit Cyclone Dust Collector,3 PH 208/230/640V w/ motor &
magnet control
Item #: 12599377 $5665.00 EA
Computer Workstation Design
Many activities now
require the use of a
computer. A welldesigned workstation
will:
 increase comfort
 reduce fatigue
 increase productivity
Safety Equipment
Eye protection equipment
 Use ANSI-Z87 with side shields or goggles when around small,
flying objects.
 Use splash-proof goggles when working with hazardous or
mixing chemicals.
 Use Z136.1-1980 eyewear when working with laser beams.
 Eye wash station, First aid kit, and wash sink in laboratory
Front of classroom
Back of laboratory
In conclusion, we believe that our facility design
will allow for safer working conditions for all
students and faculty.
Our goal is to construct an educational
environment that fosters the learning of skills
and concepts that students will use in future
life experiences
Sources
 ITEA. (2000). Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for
the Study of Technology.
 Storm, G. (1993). Managing the occupational education
laboratory. (2nd Ed.). Prakken Publications, Inc.
 Retrieved November 10, 2004.
http://www.pltw.org/mses.shtml
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