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technology

TermDefinition
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.
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
Process The process of changing/using the inputs. Ex. The burning of the fuel to produce power/work in an engine
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
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
Transportation Tech Technology that makes it easier to transport people or goods
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
Positive Impacts When a technology solves problems and makes life easier for humans
Negative Impacts When a technology creates problems and has consequences for humans
Maintenance Checking components of a system before they breakdown
Newton’s 1st Law An object remains still or remains in motion unless acted upon by an outside force
Newton’s 2nd Law Force = mass x acceleration. The greater the mass, the more force that is needed to move it
Newton’s 3rd Law For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction
Types of Energy Unlimited (wind, solar), Non-Renewable (will run out, like oil), Renewable (will replenish with time, like bio fuels)
Sub-Systems for Transportation Tech Suspension, Propulsion, Structure, and Support (support provides maintenance)
Construction Tech Technology that makes it easier to construct structures like buildings and bridges
Communication Tech Technology that makes it easier to encode, transmit, and decode messages
Medical Tech Technology that makes it easier to diagnose and cure diseases
Manufacturing Tech Technology that makes the manufacture of goods in a factory easier
Agricultural & Bio Tech Technology that makes it easier to grow crops and feed the populous
Energy & Power Tech Technology that aides us in the production of energy and power in the form of electricity, engines, etc. (Examples: Nuclear Power Plant, Car Engine, etc.)
Agricultural Revolution Agriculture changed the humans lived because they stopped being hunters and gatherers and started living in cities
Hydroponics The use of biotechnology research produced hydroponics. Hydroponics makes it possible to grow food without the use of soil
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