We recently received a request from a civil engineering student about the Mercury Atlas Rocket documents. As I worked through our server to locate and review these files, I thought that these lesson plans might also be useful to teachers and mentors who are involved in the current Real World Design Challenge. We are making all of the files available for download for this Pro-Engineer lesson. The set of Mercury Atlas Rocket files were created by a middle school math teacher, Jonathan Samaroo, who had experience as a professional technical draftsman in his early career years. Mr. Samaroo developed these files as part of his Pro-Engineer certification and completion of educational technology graduate credits at Wheeling Jesuit University.
Here is a list of the resources and associated type of files provided in the Mercury Atlas Rocket educational activity folder:
Scanned 2-D drawings of the Mercury Atlas rocket (Adobe PDF)
A lesson plan (designed for middle school math teachers) for integrating this as a formal classroom activity (WORD file)
A rubric for grading student work (Excel)
Related technical files including Pro-Engineer self-executable 3-D drawings, assembly, information, and 3-D dimension files
To the student who made the inquiry about this lesson. You may have come upon these plans on a flashdrive? I lost some flashdrives. They were NOT stolen - lost by accident. I would like to recover them together with a school notebook with my Calculus notes. I have the the PTC Pro/Engineer program which could be loaded on a computer. If you could contact me about these matters, I will be very glad. Those calculus notes are valuable to me. Thank you.