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CHS Tech Ed Vocab

Technology Education "Words to Know"

TermDefinition
Technology The innovation change or modification of the natural environment to satisfy perceived human needs and wants.
Nature The physical world, includes natural resources, plants, animals, and products of the earth.
Need Something you have to have in order to survive.
Want Something to make our life easier or more entertaining.
Invention A new product or system that has never existed before.
Innovation An improvement of an existing technological product, system, or method of doing something.
Society Relationships among groups of humans.
Product A tangible artifact produced by means of either human or mechanical work, or by biological processes.
System A set of related parts, together they form a whole, designed to accomplish some purpose.
Input Something put into a system, such as resources, in order to achieve a result.
Process The actions taken that use the inputs to achieve the result.
Output The results obtained by operating the system. The end or last step in an open loop system
Feedback Using information gathered from the output of the system to make adjustments to the system. Also the way a system is regulated or adjusted.
Impact The effect or influence of one thing on another. (good and bad)
Prototype A full size working model used to test a design.It's represented in 3D.
Artifact A human-made object.
Creativity The ability or power to produce original thoughts or ideas base on reasoning and judgement.
Constraints A limit to the design process.
Engineering The profession involved in the development of processes, products, and systems that benefit mankind.
7 Systems of Technology (categories of technology) Information & Communication Construction Manufacturing Medical Agriculture and Bio-technology Transportation Energy
Resources TIC TEMP Time Information Capital (money) Tools Energy Materials People
Renewable resources A natural resources that can be replenished Examples: Biomass (wood, landfill biogas, ethanol, biodiesel), water, geothermal, wind, solar.
Non-renewable resources Take a very long time to form naturally in the earth Examples: Coal, oil, natural gas, gasoline, diesel fuel...
Standard Measurement Measuring in inches, feet, seconds, pounds,
Troubleshooting is a systematic method of finding a problem in a system
Refine improving a product, usually through many years of innovation. Example: continuous innovation of the iPod over several years.
Aerospace engineer This type of engineer works with all kinds of aircraft; gliders, space shuttles, rockets,
Orthographic Drawings Used to communicate information about the design of a product. Consist of a Top, Front, and Right Side view.
Isometric drawings Represent a product in 3D form and use 30 degree angles.
Trade-off is a situation that involves losing one quality or aspect of something in return for gaining another quality or aspect.
Subsystem is a part of a larger system
Criterion A desired specification of a product or system.
Hidden line A dotted line on an orthographic drawing that shows when something is cut out behind something else.
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