Lesson Focus

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


Full Lesson Plan
Student Worksheets

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.