Have students figure out how things work? This post show one example of how I might assess this.
Context. An engineering fluid mechanics class taught (junior level; 1st class).
My Assumption: A student who has completed a first fluids course should understand the basic principle of a jet engine.
Purpose: Gage understanding of jet engines.
Please help by adding a comment. Question I have:
- Should an engineering student who has complete a fluid mechanics class understand how a jet engine works? Rationale?
- What did I do well? What specifically do you like about this assessment task?
- How can I do better? Can you give me specific ideas for improvement that are easy to implement?