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Introduction to Technology - Student Edition (2010)












Students will discover technology through project-based pedagogy with Introduction to Technology. Teachers and students are offered content that is driven by projects to facilitate hands-on understanding and learning, while academics are integrated in unit-based projects and chapter-based Technology Labs. Students are invited to play and "crack the code" with the Technology Time Machine game while learning the key content of the technology literacy standards. Prepare students for TSA competitive events with prep activities embedded throughout the content and end-of-chapter assessments. Rigorous academic content is fully supported, especially in math, geometry, and science, with STEM activities throughout. Point-of-use academic correlations are included to ease possible academic credit application.

- Academic Connections - See how technology can link to almost every subject: mathematics, science, English/language arts, or social studies.
- Imagine This - Learn about amazing innovations in technology for today and tomorrow.
- Eco Tech - Technology can be "green"! This feature shows you how technology can be friendly to our environment.
- Try This gives you ideas that can help.
- BusinessWeek Tech News - This feature appears in a chapter once in every unit. It reports special news on technology.
- Tech Stars - This feature profiles an innovator in a technology field that relates to the chapter.
- Ethics in Action - This feature lets you look at the ethical questions and choices that face the world of technology today.
- Exploring Careers in Technology - Read an interview with a real-world person working in technology. Learn about the tasks of the job, the skills and education needed, and the future of the career.


To the Student
Competitive Events
Learning for Everyone - What If English Is Not Your First Language?
STEM - Reach for Excellence in Math, Science, and Technology
Reading Skills Handbook

Unit - 1 The Nature of Technology
Chapter 1: Why Study Technology?
Chapter 2: Concepts of Technology
Chapter 3: Processes, Tools, and Materials of Technology
Chapter 4: Design and Problem Solving
Chapter 5: From Drawings to Prototypes
Chapter 6: Technology Connections

Unit 2 - Energy and Power Technologies
Chapter 7: Energy and Power for Technology
Chapter 8: Electricity to Electronics

Unit 3 - Communication Technologies
Chapter 9: Communication Systems
Chapter 10: Computer Technologies
Chapter 11: Graphic Communications
Chapter 12: Photographic Technologies
Chapter 13: Multimedia Technologies

Unit 4 - Biotechnologies
Chapter 14: Medical Biotechnologies
Chapter 15: Agricultural Biotechnologies

Unit 5 - Manufacturing Technologies
Chapter 16: Manufacturing Systems
Chapter 17: Manufacturing in the 21st Century

Unit 6 - Construction Technologies
Chapter 18: The World of Construction
Chapter 19: Building a House
Chapter 20: Heavy Construction

Unit 7 - Transportation Technologies
Chapter 21: Transportation Power
Chapter 22: Transportation Systems

Appendix -  STEM Handbook
Academic Vocabulary Glossary
Content Vocabulary Glossary
Photo Credits


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