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Unit 4 Vocab

Vocab for Science

QuestionAnswer
renewable resource Resources, such as wood or solar energy, that can or will be replenished naturally in the course of time.
solar energy Radiant energy emitted by the sun. Which is another term of solar power
biomass fuels Biomass fuels are organic materials produced in a renewable manner. Two categories of biomass fuels, woody fuels and animal wastes, comprise the vast majority of available biomass fuels.
geothermal energy Geothermal energy is renewable, clean power derived from the thermal energy in subterranean earth.
nonrenewable resources A nonrenewable resource is a resource of economic value that cannot be readily replaced by natural means on a level equal to its consumption.
fossil fuels A natural fuel such as coal or gas, formed in the geological past from the remains of living organisms.
solar thermal system Solar thermal technology uses the sun's energy, rather than fossil fuels, to generate low-cost, environmentally friendly thermal energy.
photovoltaic system A photovoltaic system, also PV system or solar power system, is a power system designed to supply usable solar power by means of photovoltaics.
passive solar system In passive solar building design, windows, walls, and floors are made to collect, store, and distribute solar energy in the form of heat in the winter and reject solar heat in the summer.
conservation Preservation, protection, or restoration of the natural environment, natural ecosystems, vegetation, and wildlife.
preservation An area of land that is protected and managed in order to preserve a particular type of habitat and its flora and fauna which are often rare or endangered.
technology design process The engineering design process is a series of steps that engineers follow to come up with a solution to a problem. Many times the solution involves designing a product.
technology education Technology education is the study of technology, in which students learn about the processes and knowledge related to technology.
system A system involving the interactions between a community of living organisms in a particular area and its nonliving environment
physical technology Technology can be most broadly defined as the entities, both material and immaterial, created by the application of mental and physical effort in order to achieve some value.
tool A device or implement, especially one held in the hand, used to carry out a particular function.
commodities A useful or valuable thing, such as water or time.
transportation systems The textbook definition of a transportation system or mode is a system for moving persons or goods consisting of three components: (a) The vehicle (equipment) is what moves objects or traffic (people, goods).
information systems An information system is software that helps you organize and analyze data. This makes it possible to answer questions and solve problems relevant to the mission of an organization.
manufacturing technology Manufacturing technology is defined as computer-controlled or micro-electronics-based equipment used in the design, manufacture or handling of a product.
biomedical technology Biomedical technology is a broad term that combines engineering and technology to solve biological or medical problems involving humans, especially the design and use of medical equipment used to diagnose and treat various diseases.
construction technology Construction Engineering is a professional discipline that deals with the designing, planning, construction, and management of infrastructures such as roads, tunnels, bridges, airports, railroads, facilities, buildings, dams, utilities and other projects.
transportation technology Transportation is not just technology it's a system of technology, people, energy, money, and more but advances in technology play a key role in shaping transportation systems, which in turn help to shape our lives, landscapes, and culture.
Instructional technology The definition derives from Seals and Richey (1994) and the Association for Educational Communications and Technology
manufacturing technology Advanced Filter. Web Service. OECD Statistics. Definition: Advanced manufacturing technology is defined as computer-controlled or micro-electronics-based equipment used in the design, manufacture or handling of a product.
biomedical technology Biomedical technology is a broad term that combines engineering and technology to solve biological or medical problems involving humans, especially the design and use of medical equipment used to diagnose and treat various diseases.
construction technology Construction Engineering is a professional discipline that deals with the designing, planning, construction, and management of infrastructures such as roads, tunnels, bridges, airports, railroads, facilities, buildings, dams, utilities and other projects.
geologic hazard A geologic hazard is an extreme natural events in the crust of the earth that pose a threat to life and property, for example, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis (tidal waves) and landslides.
geologic map A geologic map or geological map is a special-purpose map made to show geological features. Rock units or geologic strata are shown by color or symbols to indicate where they are exposed at the surface.
delineate Describe or portray (something) precisely.
desalination The process of removing salt from seawater.
electronic communication An electronic communication is defined as “any transfer of signs, signals, writing, images, sounds, data, or intelligence of any nature transmitted in whole or in part by a wire, radio, electromagnetic, photoelectronic or photooptical system that affects
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