ERIC Number: EJ907348
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
A Window-Washing Challenge
Roman, Harry T.
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v70 n2 p11-13 Oct 2010
Skyscrapers sure do have a lot of windows, and these windows are cleaned and checked regularly. All this takes time, money, and puts workers at potential risk. Might there be a better way to do it? In this article, the author discusses a window-washing challenge and describes how students can tackle this task, pick up the challenge, and creatively improve this piece of real-world problem solving. He presents some aspects of the window-washing job that students should consider during their brainstorming and idea-generation activities.
Descriptors: Structural Elements (Construction), Problem Solving, Activities, Brainstorming, Engineering
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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