GTT6 Lesson 1.1 What is Engineering

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PLTW GTT6 Design and Modeling Lesson 1.1 What is Engineering

Agriculture

The raising of crops and animals for food, feed, fiber, fuel, or other useful products.

Biotechnology

All the technology connected with plant and animal life.

Communication

The transmission of information through a common system of symbols, signs, behavior, speech, writing, or signals.

Construction

The systematic act or process of building, erecting, or constructing buildings, roads, or other structures.

Energy

The ability to do work. Energy is one of the basic resources used by a technological system.

Environment

The surroundings in which a person, animal, or plant lives.

Industrial

Of, or relating to, or resulting from industry.

Innovation

An improvement of an existing technological product, system, or method of doing something.

Invention

A new product, system, or process that has never existed before, created by study and experimentation.

Manufacturing

The process of making a raw material into a finished product; especially in large quantities.

Needs

The necessity or requirements of a person.

Process

Human activities used to create, invent, design, transform, produce, control, maintain, and use products or systems; a systematic sequence of actions that combines resources to produce an output.

Science

The study of our natural world through observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanations.

System

A group of interacting, interrelated, or interdependent element or parts that function together as a whole to accomplish a goal.

Technology

The way people use resources to meet their wants and needs.

Transportation

The process by which passengers or goods are moved or delivered from one place to another.

Artifact

A human-made object.

Engineering

Using technological and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems.

Ergonomics

The study of workplace equipment design or how to arrange and design devices, machines,or workspace so that people and things interact safely and most efficiently.

Math

The science of patterns and order and the study of measurement, properties, and the relationships of quantities using numbers and symbols.

Nanotechnology

The science and technology of building devices, such as electronic circuits, from single atoms ans molecules.

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