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Technology depends on design and problem solving. To complete a design or to solve a problem, you need resources. The chapters in this section will introduce you to the resources of technology. They will also show you how you can use these resources to create the tools you will need to solve problems. Design and problem solving are important in technology. They are also important in life.
Technology Interactions is the only text that supports any modular technology education program for grades 6-10. Hands-on activities, fascinating facts, problem-solving exercises and other features to help students understand and experience technology. Topics include computer animation, health technologies, robotics, lasers and fiber optics, and much more. Students apply technical principles to the solution of problems by actually designing and building projects. Learning experiences at the end of each chapter sharpen students' reasoning and analytical skills by utilizing their creativity. Problem-solving emphasis helps relate technology theory to real-world activities and problems. Linking to Mathematics, Science, and Communication activities build cross-curricular skills. Fascinating Facts provide interesting sidebars that relate to each chapter's content. Career Pages highlight the qualifications and employability skills needed for various occupations.
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