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Exploring Design, Technology, & Engineering, 3rd Edition

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
Description
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.
Products & Prices 6-12 Education
Products Pages ISBN Retail Price School Price Order Quantity
Text 704 978-1-60525-420-3 $93.28 $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.
Teacher's Edition 800 978-1-60525-422-7 $120.00 $90.00 *
This teaching tool places a variety of instruction elements in the margins of this text to help you reinforce, extend, and review chapter content. Correlations to the Standards for Technological Literacy are also displayed.
Tech Lab Workbook 125 978-1-60525-421-0 $24.00 $18.00
This supplement blends elements of a workbook and a laboratory manual. There is a combination of pencil-and-paper activities and hands-on activities.
Teacher's Manual 194 978-1-60525-423-4 $104.00 $78.00 *
This supplement provides many instructional resources, including quiz masters, answer keys, reproducible masters, and additional resources.
Teacher's Resource CD 978-1-60525-424-1 $248.00 $186.00 *
This Teacher's Resource CD contains the following items:
  • Teacher's Edition. A Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Teacher's Edition, with bookmarks, hyperlinks, and search capabilities.
  • Teacher's Resources. The Teacher's Resources in a PDF version, allowing you to view and print pages from your computer.
  • Lesson Plans. Customized daily lesson plans in Microsoft® Word — quickly prepare with our new easy-to-edit format.
  • Lesson Slides. Provided as PowerPoint® slide shows (PPS) and listed by chapter.
  • Related Web Links. Direct Internet links provided for numerous content-related Web sites.
System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows® 2000/XP/7, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Internet Explorer® (6 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
Macintosh®: PowerPC® G4, G5 or Intel® processor, Mac OS® X v10.4, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari® (2.0 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 1170 test questions 978-1-60525-425-8 $244.00 $183.00 *
The ExamView® Assessment Suite allows you to quickly and easily create, administer, and score paper and online tests. The ExamView® Assessment Suite includes the ExamView® Test Generator, ExamView® Test Manager, and ExamView® Test Player. This CD includes 27 test banks with a total of 1170 questions.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Windows® XP SP, Vista SP1, Windows® 7 (32-bit), or Windows® 7 (64-bit); Intel® Pentium® IV Processor 1GHz or higher (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 500 MB hard disk space; Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution; One available USB Port (required when using eInstruction® student response system); Internet connection to access the Web publishing and content update features.
Macintosh®: Mac OS® 10.5.8 or OS® 10.6.4; Intel® Processor 1GHz or higher; 32-bit Kernel and Extensions; 512 MB RAM; 300 MB hard disk space; Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution; One available USB Port (required when using eInstruction® student response system); Internet connection to access the Web publishing and content update features.
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License 1730 slides 978-1-60525-426-5 $240.00 $180.00 *
Individual License. This CD package contains PowerPoint Presentations for each of the 27 chapters, comprising over 1730 slides of instructional material. The program includes the PowerPoint Viewer utility, which permits display without need for PowerPoint presentation graphics software.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows® 2000/XP/7, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Internet Explorer® (6 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
Macintosh®: PowerPC® G4, G5 or Intel® processor, Mac OS® X v10.4, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari® (2.0 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Site License 1730 slides 978-1-60525-427-2 $600.00 $450.00 *
Site License. This CD package contains PowerPoint Presentations for each of the 27 chapters, comprising over 1730 slides of instructional material. The program includes the PowerPoint Viewer utility, which permits display without need for PowerPoint presentation graphics software.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows® 2000/XP/7, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Internet Explorer® (6 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
Macintosh®: PowerPC® G4, G5 or Intel® processor, Mac OS® X v10.4, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari® (2.0 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
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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
Text
PDF
Chapter 13 (PDF, 1.17 MB)
PDF
Chapter 19 (PDF, 2.43 MB)
Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
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Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Technology & Engineering)
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Chapter 13 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Technology & Engineering)
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Chapter 19 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Technology & Engineering)
Presentations for PowerPoint
PPS
Chapter 3 (PPS, 3.6 MB)
Companion Website
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View Site (www.g-wlearning.com, Technology Education)
Correlations
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About the 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.