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PLTW GTT6 Design and Modeling Lesson 1.1 What is Engineering


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


All the technology connected with plant and animal life.


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


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


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


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


Of, or relating to, or resulting from industry.


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


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


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


The necessity or requirements of a person.


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.


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


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


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


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


A human-made object.


Using technological and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems.


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.


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


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

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