Introduction to Technology Course 8481 9 weeks 6th Grade
Explanation of Technology • The practical use of human knowledge to extend human abilities and to satisfy human wants and needs.
Types of Technology • Bio Technology • Construction Technology • Manufacturing Technology • Transportation Technology • Energy and Power • Communication Technology
Biotechnology • Biotechnology is used to improve agriculture, health care, and the environment. • Biotechnology is responsible for the products and processes that are made from the resources that come from living things.
Construction Technology -Building Structures • Residential – Local communities • Commercial – Stores, Schools, etc. • Industrial – Warehouses • Civil - Bridges
Manufacturing Technology- Turning raw materials into consumable goods and products. • Food • Clothes • Building Materials • Automobiles
Transportation Technology-Moving people or products from one place to another. • Air - airplane • Land - Car • Space – Space Shuttle • Water - Boat
Energy and Power-Electricity and Power that makes things run. Nuclear Electrical Gas Wind Solar
Communication Technology- Sending and receiving messages Telephone Cell phone Television Radio Computer
Technology as a System • Input (Resources-people, information, tools and machines, Capital, Materials, Time and energy) • Process • Out (Results) • Feedback (Positive or Negative
Science, Technology & Engineering Science- explains how things happen. Technology- makes things happen. (Build the products that engineer designs) Engineering- determines how to make things. (use the knowledge of science and mathematics)
Introduction to Technology Class Activities Bridge Building in teams of two (2) Manufacture a product that shows a label with a Logo, Bar code, Ingredients, Size, Warning, Nutrition Facts- Calories, Total Fat, Cholesterol, Sodium, Potassium, Total, Carbohydrate, Protein, Sugar and/or Vitamins Engineered Structures- Spaghetti Tower Design Paper Structure Design- Weight Bearing Structure Digital Technology/ TSA Promotional Poster