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Exploring Design, Technology, & Engineering, 3rd Edition

Exploring Design, Technology, & Engineering, 3rd Edition
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By: Dr. R. Thomas Wright and Ryan A. Brown

ISBN: 978-1-60525-420-3
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2012
Subject: Technology / Engineering
Grade Level: 6-9
Retail Price: $93.28
School Price: $69.96


Exploring Design, Technology, & Engineering is an exciting introductory technology education text that provides in-depth coverage of the content defined in the Standards for Technological Literacy. Coverage includes the impacts of technology, technological systems, the history of technology, applying technology, and the designed world (agriculture and biotechnology, construction, manufacturing, information and communication, transportation, energy and power, and medical technology). This edition includes updated information on job skills, technological needs and wants, and technological impacts.
  • Strong focus on developing design and problem-solving skills.
  • Reading Organizer activities help students focus on the material in each chapter.
  • STEM Connections and Curricular Connections relate chapter content to math, science, social studies, and language arts.
  • Think Green features connect chapter content to environmental issues.
  • Technology Explained features highlight and discuss a variety of current technologies.
  • Career Highlights present information about careers related to various technological fields.
  • STEM Connections, Curricular Connections, activities, Test Your Knowledge questions, and the Reading Organizer are included at the end of each chapter.
In addition to the text, the teaching package includes a Tech Lab Workbook with chapter review material and material relating to the activities in the text. Other supplements include an Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint CD and an EXAMVIEW Assessment Suite CD.

Previous Edition
Technology: Design and Applications, 2nd Edition

Table of Contents

  1. What is Technology?
  2. Technology as a System
  3. Contexts of Technology
  4. Tools and Technology
  5. Materials and Technology
  6. Energy and Technology
  7. Information and Technology
  8. People, Time, Money, and Technology
  9. Invention and Innovation
10. The Design Process
11. Identifying Problems
12. Researching Problems
13. Creating Solutions
14. Selecting and Refining Solutions
15. Modeling Solutions
16. Testing Solutions
17. Communicating Solutions
18. Improving Solutions
19. Agricultural and Related Technology
20. Construction Technology
21. Energy-Conversion Technology
22. Information and Communication Technology
23. Manufacturing Technology
24. Medical Technology
25. Transportation Technology
26. Technological Impacts
27. Technology and the Future

Look Inside

   sample Chapter 13 (PDF, 1.17 MB)
   sample Chapter 19 (PDF, 2.43 MB)
Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Technology & Engineering)
   sample Chapter 13 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Technology & Engineering)
   sample Chapter 19 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Technology & Engineering)
Presentations for PowerPoint
   sample Chapter 3 (PPS, 3.6 MB)
Companion Website
   sample View Site (www.g-wlearning.com, Technology Education)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


   PDF Integrated Technology Studies (PDF, 668 KB)
   PDF Exploring Engineering and Technology (PDF, 140 KB)
   PDF Invention and Innovation (PDF, 139 KB)
North Carolina
   PDF Technology Design and Innovation (PDF, 512 KB)
   PDF Exploring Technology (PDF, 459 KB)
   PDF Exploring Technology (PDF, 195 KB)
   PDF Inventions and Innovations (PDF, 196 KB)
   PDF Technological Systems (PDF, 196 KB)
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

Dr. R. Thomas Wright - is one of the leading figures in technology-education curriculum development in the United States. Dr. Wright has served the profession through many professional offices. These offices include President of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) and President of the Council on Technology Teacher Education (CTTE). His work has been recognized through the ITEEA Academy of Fellows award and Award of Distinction, the CTTE Technology Teacher Educator of the Year, the Epsilon Pi Tau Laureate Citation and Distinguished Service Citation, the Sagamore of the Wabash Award from the Governor of Indiana, the Bellringer Award from the Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Ball State University Faculty of the Year Award and George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professorship, and the EEA-Ship Citation. Dr. Wright's educational background includes a bachelor's degree from Stout State University, a master of science degree from Ball State University, and a doctoral degree from the University of Maryland. His teaching experience consists of 3 years as a junior high instructor in California and 37 years as a university instructor at Ball State University. In addition, he has also been a visiting professor at Colorado State University; Oregon State University; and Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia.

Ryan A. Brown - is an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and an associate director of the Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology at Illinois State University. He currently teaches courses for preservice teachers on topics such as instructional methods and assessment. Previously, he taught a variety of courses at the secondary level, including design processes, transportation systems, and fundamentals of engineering. Dr. Brown coauthored Exploring Design, Technology, & Engineering with Dr. R. Thomas Wright. He has also written titles in both the Humans Innovating Technology Series (HITS) and the Kids Inventing Technology Series (KITS) for ITEEA, as well as in the Activity! series for the Center for Implementing Technology in Education. Dr. Brown's educational background includes a bachelor's degree and master's degree from Ball State University and a doctorate degree from Indiana University.


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Text 704 978-1-60525-420-3 $93.28$69.96
Online Text, 1yr. Individual Subscription Purchase
Online Student Center, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15) 978-1-63126-480-1 $107.28$80.46
Bundle (Text + Online Student Center, 6yr. Classroom Subscription) (min. 15) 978-1-63126-481-8 $139.92$104.94
* Teacher's Edition 800 978-1-60525-422-7 $120.00$90.00*
Tech Lab Workbook 125 978-1-60525-421-0 $24.00$18.00
* Teacher's Manual 194 978-1-60525-423-4 $104.00$78.00*
* Teacher's Resource CD 978-1-60525-424-1 $248.00$186.00*
* ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 1170 test questions 978-1-60525-425-8 $244.00$183.00*
* Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License 1730 slides 978-1-60525-426-5 $240.00$180.00*
* Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Site License 1730 slides 978-1-60525-427-2 $600.00$450.00*
* Online Instructor Resources, 6yr. Individual Subscription 978-1-63126-482-5 $528.00$396.00*
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