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Technology & Engineering, 6th Edition

By: Dr. R. Thomas Wright
ISBN: 978-1-60525-412-8
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: 2012
Subject: Technology / Engineering
Grade Level: 9-12
Description
Technology & Engineering will help students realize how technology affects people and the world in which we live. Numerous illustrations and easy-to-read text enable understanding of how people use technology and why technological systems work the way they do. Student-friendly features, such as Tomorrow's Technology Today, Technology Explained, Academic Connections, STEM Connections, Think Green, and Career Corners, provide numerous practical examples of the impacts of technology on our world. This edition of the book contains information on automation and robotics, digital photography, digital signals, and job skills and employment. The book is fully correlated to the Standards for Technological Literacy.
  • Strategic Reading features help students focus on the material in each chapter.
  • STEM Connections and Academic Connections relate chapter content to math, science, history and communication.
  • Think Green features connect chapter content to environmental issues
  • Technology Explained features highlight and discuss a variety of current technologies.
  • Career Corner presents information about careers related to various technological fields.
  • Test Your Knowledge questions, and STEM applications are included at the end of each chapter.
In addition to the text, the teaching package includes a Tech Lab Workbook with 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 816 978-1-60525-412-8 $88.00 $66.00
Technology & Engineering will help students realize how technology affects people and the world in which we live. Numerous illustrations and easy-to-read text enable understanding of how people use technology and why technological systems work the way they do. Student-friendly features, such as tomorrow's Technology Today, Technology Explained, Academic Connections, STEM Connections, Think Green, and Career Corners, provide numerous practical examples of the impacts of technology on our world. This edition of the book contains information on automation and robotics, digital photography, digital signals, and job skills and employment. The book is fully correlated to the Standards for Technological Literacy.
  • Strategic Reading features help students focus on the material in each chapter.
  • STEM Connections and Academic Connections relate chapter content to math, science, history, and communication.
  • Think Green features connect chapter content to environmental issues.
  • Technology Explained features highlight ad discuss a variety of current technologies.
  • Career Corner features present information about careers related to various technological fields.
  • Test Your Knowledge questions and STEM applications are included at the end of each chapter.
Teacher's Edition 912 978-1-60525-414-2 $110.00 $82.50 *
This teaching tool places a variety of instructional elements in the margins of this text to help reinforce, extend, and review chapter content. Correlations to the Standards for Technological Literacy are also displayed.
Tech Lab Workbook 140 978-1-60525-413-5 $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 348 978-1-60525-415-9 $104.00 $78.00 *
This supplement provides many instructional resources, including quiz masters, answer keys, reproducible masters, and additional resources.
Teacher's Resource CD 978-1-60525-416-6 $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 1220 test questions 978-1-60525-417-3 $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 36 test banks with a total of 1220 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 1760 slides 978-1-60525-418-0 $240.00 $180.00 *
Individual License. This CD package contains presentations in PowerPoint format for each of the 36 chapters, comprising over 1760 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 1760 slides 978-1-60525-419-7 $600.00 $450.00 *
Site License. This CD package contains presentations in PowerPoint format for each of the 36 chapters,comprising over 1760 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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*To order instructor's materials call 800.323.0440.
Previous Edition
Technology, 5th Edition
Table of Contents
1. Technology: A Dynamic, Human-Created System
2. Technology as a System
3. Types of Technological Systems
4. Inputs to Technological Systems
5. Technological Processes
6. Outputs and Feedback and Control
7. Production Tools and Their Safe Use
8. Measurement Systems and Tools and Their Role in Technology
9. The Problem-Solving and Design Process
10. Developing Design Solutions
11. Evaluating Design Solutions
12. Communicating Design Solutions
13. Using Technology to Product Artifacts
14. The Types of Material Resources and How They Are Obtained
15. Processing Resources
16. Manufacturing Products
17. Construction Structures
18. Using and Servicing Products and Structures
19. Using Technology to Communicate
20. Printed Graphic Communication
21. Photographic Communication
22. Telecommunication
23. Computer and Internet Communication
24. Using Technology to Transport
25. Transportation Vehicles
26. Operating Transportation Systems
27. Energy: The Foundation of Technology
28. Energy-Conversion Systems
29. Agricultural and Related Biotechnologies
30. Food-Processing Technologies
31. Medical and Health Technologies
32. Organizing a Technological Enterprise
33. Operating Technological Enterprises
34. Using and Assessing Technology
35. Technology: A Societal View
36. Technology: A Personal View
Look Inside
Text
PDF
Chapter 10 (PDF, 852 KB)
PDF
Chapter 17 (PDF, 1.45 MB)
Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
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Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Technology & Engineering)
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Chapter 10 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Technology & Engineering)
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Chapter 17 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Technology & Engineering)
Presentations for PowerPoint
PPS
Chapter 14 (PPS, 3.97 MB)
Companion Website
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View Site (www.g-wlearning.com, Technology Education)
Correlations
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North Carolina
Tennessee
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.