Technology Technology Technology is the process of using scientific knowledge/discoveries to design solutions to real-world problems (practical purposes). The goal of technology is to improve the way people live and meet needs.
Research is done about info already known or created
A product/solution is designed
Build, test, change, retest, etc.
Test and evaluate final product
Accepted, redesigned, later improve
Use of gas lamps to light homes
Edison read about heat energy and the use of electricity
Design of the light bulb (after many attempts)
Light bulb works …too expensive
“New” light bulb works and is inexpensive
People began using light bulbs instead of gasTechnology Design in Practice
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Oil Drilling and Pipeline Laying
Give some examples of technology that you interact with every day.
The telephone, television, computer, and washing machine are some examples of technology that you use every day.
Choosing one item from your previous answer, name one scientific achievement that had to be accomplished before that technology could be produced.
For a television to exist, scientists first had to understand electricity.
Which of the following is an example of using technology?
A. asking individuals whether they recycle
B. looking at trees in a forest
C. wondering what type of flowers bees prefer
D. using a hypsometer to determine a tree’s
The answer is D. Technology is the use of scientific discoveries for practical purposes. Making observations and asking questions are part of scientific methods, but do not always include the use of technology.
Which is an example of technology?
A. tagging an animal to track its movements
B. heat from the sun
C. a study of how gravity works
D. a windmill
The answer is D. Technology does not need to be modern. Windmills have been around for centuries, but they are technology nonetheless.