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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.
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.
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