Content Area: Science

 

Index: 5.4B Grade 8 CPI 1

 

Standard: 5.4 - Nature and Process of Technology

 

Strand: B - Nature of Technology

 

Essential Questions

-  Are there ways to circumvent physical and social constraints when using technology?

 

Enduring Understandings

-  Physical constraints and social values play a role in limiting the use of technology to solve problems.

 

Cumulative Progress Indicator: 1 -  The student will analyze a product or system to determine the problem it was designed to solve, the design constraints, trade-offs and risks involved in using the product or system, how the product or system might fail, and how the product or system might be improved.

 

Grade: 8

 

Assessment Strategy:
Select a technological problem and describe the criteria and constraints that are addressed in solving the problem using the design loop.

 

Sample Activities:

 

       Aeronautics

 

       Structures

 

       Investigating the Climate System - Precipitation: http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/62321main_ICS_Precipitation.pdf

 

       Investigating the Climate System - Winds: http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/62325main_ICS_Winds.pdf

 

       Future Flight Design Part I: http://futureflight.arc.nasa.gov/

 

       Future Flight Design Part II: http://futureflight.arc.nasa.gov/

 

 

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