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Science and Technology/Engineering
Curriculum Framework - Spring 2001


Technology/Engineering, Grades PreK-8

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

Grades PrePreK-2

Materials and Tools

Broad Concept: Materials both natural and human-made have specific characteristics that determine how they will be used.

1.1 Identify and describe characteristics of natural materials (e.g., wood, cotton, fur, wool) and human-made materials (e.g., plastic, Styrofoam).
1.2 Identify and explain some possible uses for natural materials (e.g., wood, cotton, fur, wool) and human-made materials (e.g., plastic, Styrofoam).
1.3 Identify and describe the safe and proper use of tools and materials (e.g., glue, scissors, tape, ruler, paper, toothpicks, straws, spools) to construct simple structures.


Last Updated: May 1, 2001
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