Lindsay M. Technology Porfolio p2

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Technology Torflio p2 Lindsay M.

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Technology Porfolio Lindsay M. Fall 2011

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Hi I’m Lindsay. I go to Omni Middle School and I am a 6 th grader. Some of my interests are cheerleading, singing, acting, playing sports, hanging out with friends and family, and just having fun! My favorite color is blue and I am having a great school year. I also like messing around with technology and I am glad that I am in this Introduction to Technology Class. Lindsay M.

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Technology- the practical use of human knowledge to extend human abilities and to satisfy human needs and wants. System- an organized way of achieving a goal. Key Terms

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Input, Process, Output, Feedback- the parts of a system. Input is what’s put into a system. Process is the action part of a system. Output is the results of a system’s process. Feedback tells whether or not the system is on track. Key Terms

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Engineering- designing products or structures so that they are sound and deciding how they should be made and what materials should be used. Prototype- a working model. Key Terms

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The system of the Name Game was to have one person from your table to go around and meet the people that are staying and sitting at the tables. The benefits of the Name Game were that we could meet new people in our Technology Class. The problem with the original system was that when one group of people moved around and the others stayed, the people who where sitting down didn’t get the meet the other people sitting down. Also the people who were moving around couldn’t meet the other people moving around. We modified the name game by having all of the people sitting down go one side and all of the people that were moving around went on the other side to meet the people they never met yet. The Name Game

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Examples of Technology

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The Marshmallow Challenge! In class we did the Marshmallow Challenge. What we had to do was build the tallest free standing building out of 20 sticks of uncooked spaghetti, a yard of string, a yard of tape, scissors, and a marshmallow. We had to build the building in 18 minutes. It was a fun and interesting process and when we were finished we had to make sure it was still free standing by its self. Then we measured it with a yard stick and we compared all of the tables measurements. My group’s idea was to take a few pieces of the uncooked spaghetti and brake it into a few pieces and use them to hold up the marshmallow. Then, we tried taping more and more pieces of spaghetti until we couldn’t anymore and so we had room to put the marshmallow on top. My table’s turned out to be 15” inches.

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The Marshmallow Challenge!

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Inventor Research Sheet Inventor's Name- Eli Whitney Dates of Birth/ Date of Death _December 8, 1765 to January 8, 1825 Describe the inventor's early life and education. Eli Whitney was born in Westborough, Massachusetts. Whitney’s mother died in 1777, when he was 11. He wanted to go to college but his stepmother didn’t approve of that and made him a farmer. Then he worked as a school teacher as he grew up to earn the extra money for him to attend Yale University. Describe the inventor's most important work and invention. He invented the cotton gin. It helped slaves get more work done when they were working with cotton. The cotton gin makes the seeds in the cotton come out. It helped a lot of workers when slavery was going on. List interesting information about the life of the inventor. He made the cotton gin which was an amazing invention for slaves, farmers, and workers all around. He was a good man but had a hard childhood. He had to work as a farmer and teacher which he did not want. But, he followed for what he wanted for himself and his wish came true to go to college at Yale University.

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The Cotton Gin

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The Moving & Grooving Shoe

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