"Technology: Engineering & Design" helps students understand and apply technology presented in an engineering context. It describes the engineering design process and how it is used to solve technological challenges. In this program students explore the nature of technology, technology systems, and the history, evolution, and characteristics of technology as well as its impact on our society, culture, economy, politics, and environment.
Technology: Today and Tomorrow is a technology literacy textbook for high school. It uses the systems approach (input, process, output, feedback) to inform students about communication and bio-related technology. The text teaches students about the nature of technology and its role in our lives. It provides information about the history and evolution of technology; the characteristics of technology; and its impact on our society, culture, economy, politics and environment. Hands-on activities give students experience in designing and using technology. "Directed" activities provide step-by-step procedures. "Design and problem solving" activities guide students to use the problem-solving process to develop their own solutions. Cross-curricular activities in the Chapter Review pages relate technology to other subjects, such as science, mathematics, language arts and social studies.
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