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Improving Play Dough. Why do we need to improve play-dough? How is play-dough related to chemical engineering? What exactly is engineering?. technology [tek-nol- uh-jee]. Engaging Students. Noun - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Improving Play Dough

Why do we need to improve play-dough?

How is play-dough related to chemical engineering?

What exactly is engineering?

technology [tek-nol-uh-jee]

Nounthe branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science.

the terminology of an art, science, etc.; technical nomenclature.

a technological process, invention, method, or the like.

the sum of the ways in which social groups provide themselves with the material objects of their civilization.Engaging Students

Provided Literature Our thoughts

This story explains the engineering process and introduces students to the play-dough making process, but is quite long and boring.

Possible Alternative

Engineering ElephantsEmily M. Hunt, Ph.D. and Michelle L. Pantoya, Ph.D.Q: Can we find different literature to accompany this activity?

Strawberry-Orange Our thoughtsVery fun! Includes aspects of technology, math, science and engineering.

Q: When do we get to make play-dough?5

Science

Technology

Engineering

Mathematics

Recommended Grades: 3-6

Prior KnowledgeScience safety

The three states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas

The importance of exact measurements

The importance of wearing rubber gloves

Assessment7

Questions?

Play-Dough

2 cups flour 1 cup salt 1 tbsp. oil 1 cup water Food coloring

Mix flour and salt, then add oil. Mix the food coloring with the water. Slowly add water until the mixture is soft and pliable. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

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