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Science and Technology/Engineering
Curriculum Framework - Spring 2001


Technology/Engineering, Grades 6-8

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Please note: For grades 6-high school, there are suggested learning activities after each set of learning standards. The numbers in parentheses after each activity refer to the related technology/engineering learning standard(s).

Communication Technologies

Broad Concept: Ideas can be communicated though engineering drawings, written reports, and pictures.

3.1 Identify and explain the components of a communication system, i.e., source, encoder, transmitter, receiver, decoder, storage, retrieval, and destination.
3.2 Identify and explain the appropriate tools, machines, and electronic devices (e.g., drawing tools, computer-aided design, and cameras) used to produce and/or reproduce design solutions (e.g., engineering drawings, prototypes, and reports).
3.3 Identify and compare communication technologies and systems, i.e., audio, visual, printed, and mass communication.
3.4 Identify and explain how symbols and icons (e.g., international symbols and graphics) are used to communicate a message.


Last Updated: May 1, 2001
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