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Brooke N. Bourdélat-Parks & Pamela Van Scotter

In: The Go-To Guide for Engineering Curricula, Grades 6–8: Choosing and Using the Best Instructional Materials for Your Students

Chapter 7: Technology in Practice Applications and Innovations

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Technology in Practice Applications and Innovations
Technology in practice applications and innovations
Brooke N. Bourdélat-ParksPamela Van Scotter

Figure 7.1 Having students work collaboratively prepares them for doing so in the future workforce

Image courtesy of BSCS.

Technology in Practice: Applications and Innovations is an innovative technology and engineering program for middle school students and teachers designed to help students meet the engineering standards and practices articulated in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS Lead States, 2013). We developed this program to help all middle school students understand what technology is and why it is relevant in their daily lives.

In Technology in Practice, students explore many ideas related to technology and engineering—the design process, costs, benefits, criteria, constraints, and decision making. These concepts help students learn and practice ...

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