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Engineering, Technology & Science
What comes to mind when you
hear the word “technology?”
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ADVANCEMENTS
CELLPHONE
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Technology in a Bag
What is technology?
 What does your technology do? What
problem does it solve?
 How else could you use it?
 What materials are used to make it?
 What other material could be used to make
it?

What is technology?
Technology is:
 Anything human-made or used to solve a problem
or to fulfill a desire
Technology can be an object, system or a process.
 Can you identify a technology in this room that is a:

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System
Process
What can you do with a spoon?
What is an alternative function for this
spoon?
 If you were to think about redesigning this
spoon so that it functioned better as a
______, what you change and why?
 Who does this kind of work? Who uses their
knowledge of science, materials properties
and ergonomics to design technologies?
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Science, Technology, Engineering
Engineering:
Technology:
Science:
 Design under constraint
The
body
of
 A
body
of
knowledge
Seeks
solutions for
knowledge,
 Seeks
describe
societal to
problems
and
processes,
and
needs
and
understand
the
artifacts
that
result
 Aims to produce the best
natural
fromworld
engineering
its
solution
givenand
resources
constraints
physical
 and
Almost
properties
everything
 Engineering
uses a
made byknowledge
humans
 Scientific
process--the
engineering
to
solve
a
need
is
candesign
be
used
to
make
process--to
a technology
produce
solutions and
predictions
 technologies
Examples of
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 Science
usesinclude
a
technology
process--the
pencils, shoes,
scientific
cell
phones,generate
and
method--to
processes to treat
knowledge
water
Comparison of typical processes
Scientific Inquiry
1.) Observation and form a question
Engineering Design
1.) Define the problem and resources
available
2.) Hypothesis & procedure
2.) Develop a design
3.) Conduct an experiment
3.) Test the design
4.) Refine hypothesis and experiment
again
4.) Modify the design and test again
5.) Form a conclusion and
communicate it
5.) Analyze the design and use or
market it
RESULT: Facts and theories
RESULT: Products and processes
Engineering at work…
Ms. Campbell-Klett wants to put on display
some of the Rainbow Lab Cylinders that her
students have made in the 9th grade physical
science in the large display cases near the
Trojan head.
 What is the problem?
 In order to solve this problem, what do you
need to know?
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Tower Activity
Construct a tower to hold up a student rocket, the
tower must be:
At least 2 feet tall
Structure must support a stapler for 10 seconds
Cannot test the structure until the deadline is
reached (30 minutes) and cannot be anchored
Supplies your group may use:
 1 pack of 100 index cards
 Scotch tape
 Scissors
Tower Activity
30 minutes
Tower Activity
What is similar about these solutions?
 What is different about them?
 After testing, what would you do if given the
chance to improve your tower?
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Action Words

What are some action words that describe
what you did during the design process?
Rocket lab redesign
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Ms. Campbell-Klett wants to find a way to
make the film canister rockets go higher.
Brainstorm ideas in your lab groups for how
this could look.
Engineering Video Clip
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Engineering Design Process
Goal: To solve a problem by
developing or improving a
technology
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Engineering Design Process
Ask
 What is the problem?
 What have others done?
 What are the constraints?
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Engineering Design Process
Imagine
 What are some solutions?
 Brainstorm ideas.
 Choose the best one.
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Engineering Design Process
Plan
 Draw a diagram.
 Make lists of materials
you will need.
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Engineering Design Process
Create
 Follow your plan
and create it.
 Test it out!
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Engineering Design Process
Improve
 Talk about what works, what
doesn't, and what could work
better.
 Modify your design to make it
better.
 Test it out!
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Engineering Design Process
ASK

What is the problem?

What have others done?

What are the constraints?
IMAGINE

What are some solutions?

Brainstorm ideas.

Choose the best one.
PLAN

Draw a diagram.

Make lists of materials you will
need.
CREATE

Follow your plan and create it.

Test it out!
IMPROVE

Talk about what works, what
doesn't, and what could work
better.

Modify your design to make it
better.

Test it out!
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