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The Phone Charger Conundrum

Lesson Focus 
Lesson focuses on how technical standards are developed and demonstrates how standards enable products to work together.

Age Levels:

12 - 18

Students will be able to:

  • Define what a standard is
  • Explain the role of standards in the development of technology
  • Develop a standard for a product
  • Work in teams to develop a product that complies with a standard
Anticipated Learner Outcomes 

As a result of this activity, students should develop an understanding of:

  •  technical standards
  •  engineering concepts
  •  problem solving
  •  teamwork


Lesson Activities 

Student teams learn how engineers work together to develop products that are compatible with other products. 


Alignment to Curriculum Frameworks

Curriculum alignment sheet is included in PDF.

Alignment to Curriculum Frameworks

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