"A system is a means of getting a desired result."
Every system must have an INPUT-a command that tells "what you want." The PROCESS is exactly that, HOW you're going to do it. Inherent in the process are the 7 resources of technology-all of which you will need. The OUTPUT is the result you get, which may or may not be what you want. Finally, to be of any use, a system must have feedback: information that tells you how to improve the system if needed.
The first project students will do in this unit is called "Engineering Structures." Students will try to build the most Efficient bridge possible, i.e. the lightest, strongest bridge. The only materials allowed are balsa wood or basswood, and glue. No other materials are allowed. We consistently have bridges that weigh no more than 15 grams hold over 40 pounds!
|Bridge Building Home Page||Super Bridge||Balsa Facts|
|7 Wonders of the World||balsabridge.com||Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster|
|West Point Bridge Designer||Bridge Engineering||Bridge Tips|
|Engineering Timeline||Building BIG|
|Unit 4-Adv Trans|
|Unit 5-Military Tech|
|Unit 8-Future Tech|
|About Tech Ed...|
|Exp Tech II|