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Technology The modification of the natural environment in order to satisfy human needs and wants
Technology Literacy The ability to use, manage, access technology, understand, and
Materials Technology The technology of producing, altering, and combining materials.
Transportation Technology The technology of transporting people and goods
Information & Communication Technology The technology of communicating to people and machines
Medical Technology The technology of caring for the sick and curing disease.
Agricultural & Bio Technology The technology of farming and DNA
Construction Technology The technology of building and maintaining structures
Energy & Power Technology The technology of producing and ransferring energy into work/power
Manufacturing Technology The technology of producing goods in a factory
Science The knowledge of the natural world (Discovery). Helps us develop technology
Positive Outcomes vs. Negative Outcomes Positive: technology solves problems, Negative: creates new problems
Systems Model A group of units/parts that work together. Consists of input, process, output and sometimes feedback.
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>Feedbacb
Systems Thinking Viewing problems as parts of an overall system What component is causing the problem
Control Mechanisms or steps that are performed using information about the system that cause the system to change
input Anything put in to a system. Can be capital ($) materials, people (labor), fuel, etc
Process The process of changing/using the inputs. Ex. The burning of the fuel to produce power/work in an engine
Output The results of the system. Can be power, movement, a product, etc
Feedback Information about the system that can be used to alter the system. Can be a gauge or other measurements.
Created by: firedancer12