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Science and Technology/Engineering
Curriculum Framework - Spring 2001


Technology/Engineering, Grades 3-5

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Additional Ideas for Developing Investigations and Learning Experiences and Suggested Extensions to Learning in Technology/Engineering are in Appendix III.

Materials and Tools

Broad Concept: Appropriate materials, tools, and machines extend our ability to solve problems and invent.

1.1 Identify materials used to accomplish a design task based on a specific property, i.e., weight, strength, hardness, and flexibility.
1.2 Identify and explain the appropriate materials and tools (e.g., hammer, screwdriver, pliers, tape measure, screws, nails, and other mechanical fasteners) to construct a given prototype safely.
1.3 Identify and explain the difference between simple and complex machines, e.g., hand can opener that includes multiple gears, wheel, wedge gear, and lever.


Last Updated: May 1, 2001
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