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8th Grade - Embedded Tech & Engineering Topics

8th Grade Science Standards - Embedded Tech & Engineering


We are still searching for links to use with the standards listed below. If you have been using resources to teach toward of the standards below, please let us know.


Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)

Links in the list below were verified on 9/20/2014


0807.T/E.1

Test - Use appropriate tools to test for strength, hardness, and flexibility of materials

Classroom Activities in Technology and Engineering - forty five classroom activities from NOVA Teachers

0807.T/E.2

Design - Apply the engineering design process to construct a prototype that meets certain specifications

Building Big - Activities which include handouts and lesson ideas
0807.T/E.3

Unintended Consequences - Explore how the unintended consequences of new technologies can impact society

The Consequence of Technology: How Can We Turn it Around? - blog written by a student

Unanticipated Consequences of Technology - All of our technological roads twist and turn, and we can never see around the bend or through the fog.

The Unintended Consequences of Technology: Artificial Maturity - Helping kids meet the challenge of becoming authentic adults

The Unintended Consequences of New Tech - we're entering an entirely new era in which some of our most advanced technologies will have immediate repercussions

Unintended Consequences - several examples are given in this Wikipedia article

0807.T/E.4

Bioengineering - Research bioengineering technologies that advance health and contribute to improvements in our daily lives

Bioengineering Technology - explanation from Try Engineering

0807.T/E.5 Adaptive Design - Develop an adaptive design and test its effectiveness

State Performance Indicators

SPI 0807.T/E.1

Test Prototype - Identify the tools and procedures needed to test the design features of a prototype

Building Bridges - an internet webquest on the study of bridges [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]

SPI 0807.T/E.2

Protocol - Evaluate a protocol to determine if the engineering design process was successfully applied

Product Design & Engineering - a hard look at what we need to do to thrive in this new world. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]

SPI 0807.T/E.3

New Technology - Distinguish between the intended benefits and the unintended consequences of a new technology

25 Inventions That Changed Our Way of Life - As you read through these 25 inventions that changed our way of life, think about how different things would be without them.

The Consequence of Technology: How Can We Turn it Around? - blog written by a student

Facebook Effect - how the social network changed the world

The Impact of Inventions - lesson plan from the National Gallery of Art

Inventions: The Impact - To help students see what inventors have to think about when making an invention, particularly the kinds of effects they can have on people.

Technology's Impact on People's Lives Mixed - article and a short video from Voice of America

Technology can have Positive or Negative Impact on Social Interaction - advanced article from Human Kinetics

Unanticipated Consequences of Technology - All of our technological roads twist and turn, and we can never see around the bend or through the fog.

The Unintended Consequences of Technology: Artificial Maturity - Helping kids meet the challenge of becoming authentic adults

The Unintended Consequences of New Tech - we're entering an entirely new era in which some of our most advanced technologies will have immediate repercussions

Unintended Consequences - several examples are given in this Wikipedia article

SPI 0807.T/E.4

Bio-engineered Products - Differentiate between adaptive and assistive bio-engineered products (e.g., food, biofuels, medicines, integrated pest management)

Assistive and Adaptive Technology - distinguishes between the two with Venn diagrams

 

 

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