Technology Definition #1: Human innovation in action that involves
the generation of knowledge and processes to develop systems that solve problems and extend human capabilities.
Technology Definition #2: The innovation, change, or modification of the natural environment to satisfy perceived
human needs and wants.
Technology Definition #3: Technology is the application of knowledge, tools, and skills to solve problems and
extend human capabilities.
The ability to use, manage, understand, and assess technology.
A study of technology, which provides an opportunity for students to learn about the processes and knowledge related
to technology that are needed to solve problems and extend human capabilities.
is a System?
A system is a group of resources (people, information, tools, energy, capital, time, materials) working together for
is a Technology System?
A technology system is a group of resources working together, using or producing technology to solve problems and extend
Systems are Diverse
A technology system may be very simple or it may be very complex.
It may be very small or it may be very large.
What is the purpose of math, science, and technology?
is it? (A) Science is the process for studying the universe.
is it for? (A) Science is for answering questions and giving us understanding.
is it? (A) Math is a number tool
is it for? (A) Math is for measuring, analyzing, describing, predicting and communicating.
is it? (A)Technology is things and systems created by people.
is it for? (A)Technology is for solving problems to meet our needs and wants.
Problem Solving in Science
Inputs are problems in the form of questions.
Process involves experimenting, manipulating variables,
data collecting and data analyzing.
Output Products are knowledge and understanding.
Feedback evaluates the answers to questions, and
raises new questions
Problem Solving in Technology
Inputs are problems in the form of needs or desires.
Process involves combining resources to accomplish objectives.
Output products are hardware and software.
Feedback evaluates the achievement of objectives
and leads to greater achievement
What are some applications
of Technology Systems?
Information and Communication
Health and Medicine