“Ultimate Factories” is a video series that describes the technology, manpower, and machinery that is used in the manufacture of products in various factories throughout the world. It aired on the National Geographic Channel beginning in 2006. Each video is approximately 45-50 minutes in length and would be a great addition to any CTE or STEM class.
The “Camaro” episode discusses the manufacture of a Chevrolet Camaro, including the different work areas, shaping, painting, the three basic building blocks of the engine, assembly, and testing.
The video viewing guide is a resource that will keep students engaged in the video and is thorough enough to serve as a great study guide for later use. The “Dodge Challenger” guide has a total of 27 fill-in-the-blank, short answer, true/false, ordering, multiple choice, and reflection questions with 41 available points.The guide is 2 pages long (the thumbnails above may not be shown accurately), and an answer key is also included. The file is in MS Word format for easy alteration by teachers, such as removing questions for a shorter version. The actual video is not included, this is only a viewing guide. The video may be found online by searching the title.