grades 6-8, students pursue engineering questions and technological
solutions that emphasize research and problem solving. They
identify and understand the five elements of a technology
system (goal, inputs, processes, outputs, and feedback). They
acquire basic skills in the safe use of hand tools, power
tools, and machines. They explore engineering design; materials,
tools, and machines; and communication, manufacturing, construction,
transportation, and bioengineering technologies. Starting
in these grades and extending through grade 10, the topics
of power and energy are incorporated into the study of most
areas of technology. Students integrate knowledge they acquired
in their mathematics and science curricula to understand the
links to engineering. They achieve a more advanced level of
skill in engineering design by learning to conceptualize a
problem, design prototypes in three dimensions, and use hand
and power tools to construct their prototypes, test their
prototypes, and make modifications as necessary. The culmination
of the engineering design experience is the development and
delivery of an engineering presentation.
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