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Technology Modifying the natural environment to satisfy human needs and wants
Criteria A goal or problem that you are solving. Your solution must solve this problem
Constraint A limitation to your design. It could be money, size, color, etc
STEM Integration The combination of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in Technology, Engineering, and Design
Science Knowledge for Tech Using scientific theory/discoveries to advance technology
Social Studies for Tech Examining technology’s impact on society
System A group of units or parts that work together
Sub-System Unique, independent systems necessary for the overall structure or system to function.
Open-Loop System A system in which there is no feedback. (Input>Process>Output)
Closed-Loop System A system in which there is feedback. (Input>Process>Output>Feedback)
Input Anything put in to a system. Can be capital ($), raw materials, people (labor), fuel, etc.
Language Arts for Tech Using speaking and writing skills for technology. For example, writing a technical report about a design
Mathematics for Tech Using mathematics for the design of inventions/technology. For example, using geometry to design a structure
Tech effects on the Environment Technology can have harmful effects on the environment, such as pollution. Air pollution laws would be an example of this relationship
Upcycling The process of using unwanted materials to create a new product of better quality
Recycling The process of using discarded material as a resource for new things.
Process The process of changing/using the inputs. Ex. The burning of the fuel to produce power/work in an engine
Transportation Tech Technology that makes it easier to transport people or goods
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