Core Curriculum Content Standards

CCCS History | CCCS Home | Technology | Search:

Technology Standards Learning Progressions

8.2 Technology Education, Engineering, and Design All students will develop an understanding of the nature and impact of technology, engineering, technological design, and the designed world, as they relate to the individual, global society, and the environment.
A. Nature of Technology: Creativity and Innovation
By the end of Grade 2 By the end of Grade 4 By the end of Grade 8 By the end of Grade 12
Content: Technology products and systems impact every aspect of the world in which we live.

8.2.2.A.1 Describe how technology products, systems, and resources are useful at school, home, and work.
Content: Technology products and systems impact every aspect of the world in which we live.

8.2.4.A.1 Investigate factors that influence the development and function of technology products and systems.
Content: Technology products and systems impact every aspect of the world in which we live.

8.2.8.A.1 Explain the impact of globalization on the development of a technological system over time.
Content: Technology products and systems impact every aspect of the world in which we live.

8.2.12.A.1 Design and create a technology product or system that improves the quality of life and identify trade-offs, risks, and benefits.
Content: Technology products and systems impact every aspect of the world in which we live.

8.2.4.A.2 Using a digital format, compare and contrast how a technology product has changed over time due to economic, political, and/or cultural influences.
8.2 Technology Education, Engineering, and Design All students will develop an understanding of the nature and impact of technology, engineering, technological design, and the designed world, as they relate to the individual, global society, and the environment.
B. Design: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision-Making
By the end of Grade 2 By the end of Grade 4 By the end of Grade 8 By the end of Grade 12
Content: The design process is a systematic approach to solving problems.

8.2.2.B.1 Brainstorm and devise a plan to repair a broken toy or tool using the design process.
Content: The design process is a systematic approach to solving problems.

8.2.4.B.1 Develop a product using an online simulation that explores the design process.
Content: The design process is a systematic approach to solving problems.

8.2.8.B.1 Design and create a product that addresses a real-world problem using the design process and working with specific criteria and constraints.
Content: The design process is a systematic approach to solving problems.

8.2.12.B.1 Design and create a product that maximizes conservation and sustainability of a scarce resource, using the design process and entrepreneurial skills throughout the design process.
Content: The design process is a systematic approach to solving problems.

8.2.2.B.2 Investigate the influence of a specific technology on the individual, family, community, and environment.
Content: The design process is a systematic approach to solving problems.

8.2.4.B.2 Design an alternative use for an existing product.
Content: The design process is a systematic approach to solving problems.

8.2.8.B.2 Identify the design constraints and trade-offs involved in designing a prototype (e.g., how the prototype might fail and how it might be improved) by completing a design problem and reporting results in a multimedia presentation.
Content: The design process is a systematic approach to solving problems.

8.2.12.B.2 Design and create a prototype for solving a global problem, documenting how the proposed design features affect the feasibility of the prototype through the use of engineering, drawing, and other technical methods of illustration.
Content: The design process is a systematic approach to solving problems.

8.2.4.B.3 Explain the positive and negative effect of products and systems on humans, other species, and the environment.
Content: The design process is a systematic approach to solving problems.

8.2.8.B.3 Solve a science-based design challenge and build a prototype using science and math principles throughout the design process.
Content: The design process is a systematic approach to solving problems.

8.2.12.B.3 Analyze the full costs, benefits, trade-offs, and risks related to the use of technologies in a potential career path.
Content: The design process is a systematic approach to solving problems.

8.2.4.B.4 Compare and contrast how technology transfer happens within a technology, among technologies, and among other fields of study.
8.2 Technology Education, Engineering, and Design All students will develop an understanding of the nature and impact of technology, engineering, technological design, and the designed world, as they relate to the individual, global society, and the environment.
C. Technological Citizenship, Ethics, and Society
By the end of Grade 2 By the end of Grade 4 By the end of Grade 8 By the end of Grade 12
Content: Knowledge and understanding of human, cultural, and societal values are fundamental when designing technology systems and products in the global society.

8.2.2.C.1 Demonstrate how reusing a product affects the local and global environment.
Content: Knowledge and understanding of human, cultural, and societal values are fundamental when designing technology systems and products in the global society.

8.2.4.C.1 Explain the impact of disposing of materials in a responsible way.
Content: Knowledge and understanding of human, cultural, and societal values are fundamental when designing technology systems and products in the global society.

8.2.8.C.1 Explain the need for patents and the process of registering one.
Content: Knowledge and understanding of human, cultural, and societal values are fundamental when designing technology systems and products in the global society.

8.2.12.C.1 Analyze the ethical impact of a product, system, or environment, worldwide, and report findings in a web-based publication that elicits further comment and analysis.
Content: Knowledge and understanding of human, cultural, and societal values are fundamental when designing technology systems and products in the global society.

8.2.4.C.2 Explain the purpose of trademarks and the impact of trademark infringement on businesses.
Content: Knowledge and understanding of human, cultural, and societal values are fundamental when designing technology systems and products in the global society.

8.2.8.C.2 Compare and contrast current and past incidences of ethical and unethical use of labor in the United States or another country and present results in a media-rich presentation.
Content: Knowledge and understanding of human, cultural, and societal values are fundamental when designing technology systems and products in the global society.

8.2.12.C.2 Evaluate ethical considerations regarding the sustainability of resources that are used for the design, creation, and maintenance of a chosen product.
Content: Knowledge and understanding of human, cultural, and societal values are fundamental when designing technology systems and products in the global society.

8.2.4.C.3 Examine ethical considerations in the development and production of a product from its inception through production, marketing, use, maintenance, and eventual disposal by consumers.
Content: Knowledge and understanding of human, cultural, and societal values are fundamental when designing technology systems and products in the global society.

8.2.12.C.3 Evaluate the positive and negative impacts in a design by providing a digital overview of a chosen product and suggest potential modifications to address the negative impacts.
8.2 Technology Education, Engineering, and Design All students will develop an understanding of the nature and impact of technology, engineering, technological design, and the designed world, as they relate to the individual, global society, and the environment.
D. Research and Information Fluency
By the end of Grade 2 By the end of Grade 4 By the end of Grade 8 By the end of Grade 12
Content: Information-literacy skills, research, data analysis, and prediction provide the basis for the effective design of technology systems.

8.2.2.D.1 Collect and post the results of a digital classroom survey about a problem or issue and use data to suggest solutions.
Content: Information-literacy skills, research, data analysis, and prediction provide the basis for the effective design of technology systems.

8.2.4.D.1 Analyze responses collected from owners/users of a particular product and suggest modifications in the design of the product based on their responses.
Content: Information-literacy skills, research, data analysis, and prediction provide the basis for the effective design of technology systems.

8.2.8.D.1 Evaluate the role of ethics and bias on trend analysis and prediction in the development of a product that impacts communities in the United States and/or other countries.
Content: Information-literacy skills, research, data analysis, and prediction provide the basis for the effective design of technology systems.

8.2.12.D.1 Reverse-engineer a product to assist in designing a more eco-friendly version, using an analysis of trends and data about renewable and sustainable materials to guide your work.
8.2 Technology Education, Engineering, and Design All students will develop an understanding of the nature and impact of technology, engineering, technological design, and the designed world, as they relate to the individual, global society, and the environment.
E. Communication and Collaboration
By the end of Grade 2 By the end of Grade 4 By the end of Grade 8 By the end of Grade 12
Content: Digital tools facilitate local and global communication and collaboration in designing products and systems.

8.2.2.E.1 Communicate with students in the United States or other countries using digital tools to gather information about a specific topic and share results.
Content: Digital tools facilitate local and global communication and collaboration in designing products and systems.

8.2.4.E.1 Work in collaboration with peers to produce and publish a report that explains how technology is or was successfully or unsuccessfully used to address a local or global problem.
Content: Digital tools facilitate local and global communication and collaboration in designing products and systems.

8.2.8.E.1 Work in collaboration with peers and experts in the field to develop a product using the design process, data analysis, and trends, and maintain a digital log with annotated sketches to record the development cycle.
Content: Digital tools facilitate local and global communication and collaboration in designing products and systems.

8.2.12.E.1 Use the design process to devise a technological product or system that addresses a global issue, and provide documentation through drawings, data, and materials, taking the relevant cultural perspectives into account throughout the design and development process.
8.2 Technology Education, Engineering, and Design All students will develop an understanding of the nature and impact of technology, engineering, technological design, and the designed world, as they relate to the individual, global society, and the environment.
F. Resources for a Technological World
By the end of Grade 2 By the end of Grade 4 By the end of Grade 8 By the end of Grade 12
Content: Technological products and systems are created through the application and appropriate use of technological resources.

8.2.2.F.1 Identify the resources needed to create technological products and systems.
Content: Technological products and systems are created through the application and appropriate use of technological resources.

8.2.4.F.1 Describe how resources are used in a technological product or system.
Content: Technological products and systems are created through the application and appropriate use of technological resources.

8.2.8.F.1 Explain the impact of resource selection and processing in the development of a common technological product or system.
Content: Technological products and systems are created through the application and appropriate use of technological resources.

8.2.12.F.1 Determine and use the appropriate application of resources in the design, development, and creation of a technological product or system.
Content: Technological products and systems are created through the application and appropriate use of technological resources.

8.2.4.F.2 Explain how resources are processed in order to produce technological products and systems.
Content: Technological products and systems are created through the application and appropriate use of technological resources.

8.2.8.F.2 Explain how the resources and processes used in the production of a current technological product can be modified to have a more positive impact on the environment (e.g., by using recycled metals, alternate energy sources) and the economy.
Content: Technological products and systems are created through the application and appropriate use of technological resources.

8.2.12.F.2 Explain how material science impacts the quality of products.
Content: Technological products and systems are created through the application and appropriate use of technological resources.

8.2.12.F.3 Select and utilize resources that have been modified by digital tools (e.g., CNC equipment, CAD software) in the creation of a technological product or system.
8.2 Technology Education, Engineering, and Design All students will develop an understanding of the nature and impact of technology, engineering, technological design, and the designed world, as they relate to the individual, global society, and the environment.
G. The Designed World
By the end of Grade 2 By the end of Grade 4 By the end of Grade 8 By the end of Grade 12
Content: The designed world is the product of a design process that provides the means to convert resources into products and systems.

8.2.2.G.1 Describe how the parts of a common toy or tool interact and work as part of a system.
Content: The designed world is the product of a design process that provides the means to convert resources into products and systems.

8.2.4.G.1 Examine a malfunctioning tool and use a step-by-step process to troubleshoot and present options to repair the product.
Content: The designed world is the product of a design process that provides the means to convert resources into products and systems.

8.2.8.G.1 Explain why human-designed systems, products, and environments need to be constantly monitored, maintained, and improved.
Content: The designed world is the product of a design process that provides the means to convert resources into products and systems.

8.2.12.G.1 Analyze the interactions among various technologies and collaborate to create a product or system demonstrating their interactivity.
Content: The designed world is the product of a design process that provides the means to convert resources into products and systems.

8.2.2.G.2 Explain the importance of safety in the use and selection of appropriate tools and resources for a specific purpose.
Content: The designed world is the product of a design process that provides the means to convert resources into products and systems.

8.2.4.G.2 Explain the functions of a system and subsystems.
Content: The designed world is the product of a design process that provides the means to convert resources into products and systems.

8.2.8.G.2 Explain the interdependence of a subsystem that operates as part of a system.
Content: The designed world is the product of a design process that provides the means to convert resources into products and systems.

8.2.4.G.3 Evaluate the function, value, and aesthetics of a technological product, system, or environment from the perspective of the user and the producer.