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Grade 7 Ch P3 Vocab

Nature of Science and Technology Book P Ch 3

Constraint any factor that limits or restricts a design
Engineer a person who is trained to use both technological and scientific knowledge to solve a problem
Feedback the information a technological system uses to monitor the input, process, and output so that the system can adjust itself to meet the goal
Goal the overall purpose of a technological system
input something that is put into a technological system in order to achieve a goal
Obsolete no longer in use
Output The result or product from the operation of a technological system
Patent a legal document issued by a government that gives an inventor exclusive rights to make, use, or sell an invention for a limited time.
Prototypes a working model used to test a design
Risk-benefit analysis The process of evaluating the possible problems of a technology compared to the expected advantages
Technology how people modify the world around them to meet their needs or to solve practical problems
trade-off an exchange in which one benefit is given up in order to obtain another
Trouble shooting the process of analyzing a design problem and finding a way to fix it
Created by: DawnSimpson