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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.

Engineering Design

Broad Concept: Engineering design requires creative thinking and strategies to solve practical problems generated by needs and wants.

2.1 Identify a problem that reflects the need for shelter, storage, or convenience.
2.2 Describe different ways in which a problem can be represented, e.g., sketches, diagrams, graphic organizers, and lists.
2.3 Identify relevant design features (e.g., size, shape, weight) for building a prototype of a solution to a given problem.
2.4 Compare natural systems with mechanical systems that are designed to serve similar purposes, e.g., a bird's wings as compared to an airplane's wings.


Last Updated: May 1, 2001
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