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3.4 Technology and Engineering Education

  • 3.4.A The Scope of Technology

    • 3.4.4.A1 Characteristics Of Technology

      • Understand that tools, materials, and skills are used to make things and carry out tasks.

    • 3.4.4.A2 Core Concepts of Technology

      • Understand that systems have parts and components that work together.

    • 3.4.4.A3 Technology Connections

      • Describe how various relationships exist between technology and other fields.

  • 3.4.B Technology and Society

    • 3.4.4.B1 Effects of Technology

      • Describe how technology affects humans in various ways.

    • 3.4.4.B2 Technology and Environment

      • Explain how the use of technology affects the environment in good and bad ways.

    • 3.4.4.B3 Society and Development of Technology

      • Explain why new technologies are developed and old ones are improved in terms of needs and wants.

    • 3.4.4.B4 Technology and History

      • Describe how the history of civilization is linked closely to technological development.

  • 3.4.C Technology and Engineering Design

    • 3.4.4.C1 Design Attributes

      • Understand that there is no perfect design.

    • 3.4.4.C2 Engineering Design

    • 3.4.4.C3 Research & Development, Invention & Innovation, Experimentation / Problem Solving and Troubleshooting

      • Explain how asking questions and making observations help a person understand how things work and can be repaired.

  • 3.4.D Abilities for a Technological World

    • 3.4.4.D1 Applying the Design Process

      • Investigate how things are made and how they can be improved.

    • 3.4.4.D2 Using and Maintaining Technological Systems

    • 3.4.4.D3 Assessing Impact of Products and Systems

      • Investigate and assess the influence of a specific technology or system on the individual, family, community, and environment.

  • 3.4.E The Designed World

    • 3.4.4.E1 Medical Technologies

      • Identify tools and devices that have been designed to provide information about a healthy lifestyle.

    • 3.4.4.E2 Agricultural and Related Biotechnologies

      • Identify the technologies in agriculture that make it possible for food to be available year round.

    • 3.4.4.E3 Energy and Power Technologies

    • 3.4.4.E4 Information and Communication Technologies

      • Explain how information and communication systems allow information to be transferred from human to human.

    • 3.4.4.E5 Transportation Technologies

      • Recognize that a transportation system has many parts that work together to help people travel and to move goods from place to place.

    • 3.4.4.E6 Manufacturing Technologies

      • Identify key aspects of manufacturing processes (designing products, gathering resources and using tools to separate, form and combine materials in order to produce products).

    • 3.4.4.E7 Construction Technologies

      • Understand that structures rest on foundations and that some structures are temporary, while others are permanent.