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GTT6 Lesson 1.1 What is Engineering

PLTW GTT6 Design and Modeling Lesson 1.1 What is Engineering
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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.