Technology/Engineering. Charlie Haffey Norwood Elementary Science. Goal Of Engineering. To solve practical problems through the developed use of technologies, based on the scientific knowledge gained through investigation. Focus Of Technology. Applied technologies
To solve practical problems
through the developed use of technologies,
based on the scientific knowledge
gained through investigation.
construction, and transportation.
Not on instructional technology such as
computer applications for classrooms.
products and processes
to solve problems
Materials both natural and human-made
have specific characteristics
that determine how they will be used.
Characteristics of natural materials vs
Some possible uses for natural materials vs
The safe and proper use of tools and
materials to construct simple structures.
Requires creative thinking and consideration of a variety of ideas
to solve practical problems.
Identify tools/simple machines used for a purpose,
e.g., ramp, wheel, pulley, lever.
Describe human body parts as tools
(e.g., teeth for cutting, hands for catching),
and compare to ways animals use those body parts.
Appropriate materials, tools, and machines extend our ability
to solve problems and invent.
Identify materials used to accomplish a design task based on a specific property.
Identify/explain the appropriate materials and tools (e.g., hammer, screwdriver, pliers, tape measure, screws, nails to construct a prototype.
Identify and explain the difference between simple and complex machines,
e.g., hand can opener that includes multiple gears, wheel, etc.
Identify materials used to accomplish a design task based on a specific property, e.g., strength, hardness, and flexibility.
Repeat of wording for standards 2 & 3
in PreK-2 Materials & Tools
Identify a problem- need for shelter,
storage, or convenience.
Ways in which a problem can be shown,
e.g., sketches, diagrams, and lists.
Identify features (e.g., size, shape)
for building a prototype of a solution.
Compare natural/artificial systems
e.g., a bird’s wings to airplane wings.