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Technology: Engineering Our World, 7th Edition

By: John B. Gradwell and Malcolm Welch
ISBN: 978-1-60525-428-9
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: 2012
Subject: Technology / Engineering
Description
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.
Products & Prices 6-12 Education
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Text 560 978-1-60525-428-9 $80.00
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.
Online Text, 1yr. Individual Subscription       Purchase
Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15) 560 978-1-60525-697-9 $80.00
The Online Text six-year classroom subscription allows online access, in school or at home, for six consecutive years. A classroom subscription is for a shared group of students, and requires a purchase of a class set with the total pricing based on the number of users who require access.

The Online Text provides fast, page-at-a-time viewing from any browser-based device including iPads®, netbooks, PCs, and Mac computers. Features of the Online Text include:
  • Exact page reproduction, including figures and formulas
  • Linked table of contents
  • Search capabilities to find specific topics
  • Full text search with relevancy ranking to quickly locate passages of interest
  • The ability to quickly jump to specific pages
  • Full screen reading mode with zoom capabilities
  • Permission to print selected pages for offline reading
Bundle (Text + Online Text 6yr. Classroom Subscription, min. 15) 560 978-1-61960-088-1 $115.00
Bundle includes a copy of the Student Textbook and Online Textbook 6yr Classroom Subscription. Minimum quantity of 15 must be purchased.
Teacher's Annotated Edition 560 978-1-60525-430-2 $106.64 *
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 287 978-1-60525-429-6 $24.00
Contains a set of Design and Make Activities and a range of Support Tasks to provide the knowledge, skills, and understanding students require to become technologically literate. The Teacher's manual correlates the activities to textbook chapters.
Teacher's Manual 394 978-1-60525-431-9 $104.00 *
This manual provides many instructional resources, including supplementary activities, reproducible masters, chapter quizzes, and answers to textbook questions.
Teacher's Resource CD 978-1-60525-432-6 $248.00 *
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 530 test questions 978-1-60525-433-3 $244.00 *
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 17 test banks with a total of 530 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 830 slides 978-1-60525-434-0 $240.00 *
Individual License. This CD package contains PowerPoint Presentations for each of the 17 chapters, comprising over 830 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 830 slides 978-1-60525-435-7 $600.00 *
Site License. This CD package contains PowerPoint Presentations for each of the 17 chapters, comprising over 830 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).
Companion Website       View Site
*To order this item, please call 800.323.0440.
Previous Edition
Technology: Shaping Our World, 6th Edition
Table of Contents
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
Look Inside
Text
PDF
Chapter 3 (PDF, 2.3 MB)
PDF
Chapter 8 (PDF, 2.85 MB)
Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
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Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Technology & Engineering)
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Chapter 3 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Technology & Engineering)
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Chapter 8 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Technology & Engineering)
Presentations for PowerPoint
PPS
Chapter 3 (PPS, 3.01 MB)
Companion Website
www.g-wlearning.com
View Site (www.g-wlearning.com, Technology Education)
Correlations
Georgia
PDF
Technological Systems (PDF, 140 KB)
North Carolina
Tennessee
PDF
Exploring Technology (PDF, 194 KB)
PDF
Technological Systems (PDF, 195 KB)
About the Author(s)

John B. Gradwell - was initially educated at Loughborough University, England, after which he taught at both the elementary and secondary school levels. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Loughborough University and a bachelor of arts and master of arts from San Francisco State University. His work as a Research Fellow at Iowa State University culminated in a doctoral degree from ISU. Following doctoral studies, Dr. Gradwell taught at Temple University and subsequently at McGill University in the Faculty of Education where he is currently Professor Emeritus. His work has included the training of future and in-service teachers of technology education. His research focused on the integration of science within technology education including a comparison of European and North American systems. His industrial experience is primarily in cabinetmaking and fabrication and thermoforming of plastics.

Malcolm Welch - trained as a teacher of furniture design at Shoreditch College of Education, University of London. Following 22 years as a teacher in a variety of secondary schools in both England and Canada, he completed master of education and PhD degrees at McGill University. His doctoral work was included on the University's Dean's Honour List for outstanding research. He subsequently taught a graduate course in research methods and undergraduate courses in curriculum and instruction. Dr. Welch is currently Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Education, Queen's University. While at Queen's University, he directed the Elementary Science and Technology Project, a program that investigated approaches to the teaching of science and technology at the middle school level, provided professional development for teachers, and developed curriculum materials. He also worked on major curriculum projects in England and the United States, including the Standards for Technological Literacy.