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Chapter 7: Technology in Practice Applications and Innovations
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[Page 91]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 ...