ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY addresses contemporary technology using “informed design” activities. The approach encourages a thorough understanding of engineering and technology before students develop detailed design solutions. Activities prompt students to begin the solution-finding process with research, inquiry, and analysis. Students discuss specifications and constraints, propose alternatives, and select an optimal design. This process fosters discussion and proficiency to enhance overall knowledge. This edition also addresses testing, evaluation, and modifications. A companion Student Activity Guide provides Knowledge and Skill Builders (KSBs) that deliver short, focused activities designed to teach salient concepts and skills, preparing students to reach informed design solutions. ¬†Copyright 2010

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