Designed for use in middle school introductory technology education courses, Technology: Engineering Our World contains a strong emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math integration. It also helps student understand design processes and how to communicate their designs. In addition, Technology: Engineering Our World covers the impacts of technology on the environment and highlight things students can do to make a difference.
Textbook covers all middle school objectives from the Standards for Technological Literacy.
Reading Target activities help students focus on the material in each chapter.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Application features provide activities to strengthen student skill in these areas.
Think Green features help students make environmentally friendly decisions.
Review questions, critical thinking questions, activities, 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 chapter review material and more than 100 skill-building and group activities. A comprehensive Teacher's Resource CD, with additional activities, teaching suggestions, and reproducible masters, is also available to supplement this edition. Other supplements include an Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint CD and EXAMVIEW Assessment Suite.
1. Technology and You - An Introduction 2. Generating and Developing Ideas 3. Communicating Ideas 4. Materials 5. Processing Materials 6. Structures 7. Construction 8. Machines 9. Transportation 10. Energy 11. Electricity and Magnetism 12. Using Electricity and Electronics 13. Information and Communication Technology 14. Agricultural, Medical, and Biotechnology 15. Manufacturing 16. Technology and the Environment 17. Preparing for Your Career