TechnologyStudents in 7th and 8th grade receive technology education every other day.
Students will apply technological knowledge and skills to design, construct, use, and evaluate products and systems to satisfy human and environmental needs.
Key idea: Engineering design is an iterative process involving modeling and optimization used to develop technological solutions to problems within given constraints.
Tools, Resources and Technological Processes
Key idea: Technological tools, materials, and other resources should be selected on the basis of safety, cost, availability, appropriateness, and environmental impact; technological processes change energy, information, and material resources into more useful forms.
Key idea: Computers, as tools for design, modeling, information processing, communication, and system control, have greatly increased human productivity and knowledge.
Key idea: Technological systems are designed to achieve specific results and produce outputs, such as products, structures, services, energy, or other systems.
History and Evolution of Technology
Key idea: Technology has been the driving force in the evolution of society from an agricultural to an industrial to an information base.
Impacts of Technology
Key idea: Technology can have positive and negative impacts on individuals, society, and the environment and humans have the capability and responsibility to constrain or promote technological development.
Management of Technology
Key idea: Project management is essential to ensuring that technological endeavors are profitable and that products and systems are of high quality and built safely, on schedule, and within budget.