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Slide 1 Core Technologies Foundations of Technology Core Technologies 2013 International Technology and Engineering Educators Association STEM Center for Teaching and Learning Foundations of Technology Teacher Resource Unit 4 Lesson 1 Slide 2 The BIG Idea Big Idea: Every system and product is made up of one or more of the nine core technologies: bio-, electrical, electronic, fluid, material, mechanical, optical, structural, and thermal technology. 2013 International Technology and Engineering Educators Association STEM Center for Teaching and Learning Foundations of Technology Slide 3 The Core Technologies The core technologies are a group of resources (subsystems) working together to solve problems and extend human capabilities. The core technologies are the building blocks of all technology systems. 2013 International Technology and Engineering Educators Association STEM Center for Teaching and Learning Foundations of Technology Slide 4 The Core Technologies Mechanical Technology Technology of putting together mechanical parts to produce, control, and transmit motion. Examples: Gears on a bicycle Windshield wipers Engine Sewing machine arm 2013 International Technology and Engineering Educators Association STEM Center for Teaching and Learning Foundations of Technology Slide 5 The Core Technologies Structural Technology Technology of putting mechanical parts and materials together to create supports, containers, shelters, connectors, and functional shapes. Examples: Trusses on bridge Steel frame of skyscraper Legs of a chair 2013 International Technology and Engineering Educators Association STEM Center for Teaching and Learning Foundations of Technology Slide 6 The Core Technologies Electrical Technology Technology of producing, storing, controlling, transmitting, and getting work from electrical energy. Examples: Power to a washing machine Power transformer Generator 2013 International Technology and Engineering Educators Association STEM Center for Teaching and Learning Foundations of Technology Slide 7 The Core Technologies Electronic Technology Technology of using small amounts of electricity for controlling; detecting; and information collecting, storing, retrieving, processing, and communicating. Examples: Remote control Mobile phone Circuit board 2013 International Technology and Engineering Educators Association STEM Center for Teaching and Learning Foundations of Technology Slide 8 The Core Technologies Optical Technology Technology of producing light; using light for information collection, storage, retrieval, processing, and communication; and using light to do work. Examples: Lasers Telescopes Fiber optics 2013 International Technology and Engineering Educators Association STEM Center for Teaching and Learning Foundations of Technology Slide 9 The Core Technologies Thermal Technology Technology of producing, storing, controlling, transmitting, and getting work from heat energy. Examples: Thermos Insulated clothing Solar panels 2013 International Technology and Engineering Educators Association STEM Center for Teaching and Learning Foundations of Technology Slide 10 The Core Technologies Materials Technology Technology of producing, altering, and combining materials. Examples: Welding Metal alloys Textiles 2013 International Technology and Engineering Educators Association STEM Center for Teaching and Learning Foundations of Technology Slide 11 The Core Technologies Biotechnology Technology of using, adapting, and altering organisms and biological processes for a desired outcome. Examples: Cloning Genetically altered food Food preservatives 2013 International Technology and Engineering Educators Association STEM Center for Teaching and Learning Foundations of Technology Slide 12 The Core Technologies Fluid Technology Technology of using fluid, either gas (pneumatics), or liquid (hydraulic) to apply force or to transport. Examples: Pneumatic tools Hydraulic lift Brake systems 2013 International Technology and Engineering Educators Association STEM Center for Teaching and Learning Foundations of Technology Slide 13 The Core Technologies What do the Core Technologies look like? 2013 International Technology and Engineering Educators Association STEM Center for Teaching and Learning Foundations of Technology Material Technology Fluid Technology Electronic Technology Thermal Technology Structural Technology

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