Artificial ecosystems are human-made complexes that replicate some aspects of the natural environment.
The development of refrigeration, freezing, dehydration, preservation, and irradiation provide long-term storage of food and reduce the health risks caused by tainted food.
Agriculture includes a combination of businesses that use a wide array of products and systems to produce, process, and distribute food, fiber, fuel, chemical, and other useful products.
Biotechnology has applications in such areas as agriculture, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, medicine, energy, the environment, and genetic engineering.
Conservation is the process of controlling soil erosion, reducing sediment in waterways, conserving water, and improving water quality.
The engineering design and management of agricultural systems require knowledge of artificial ecosystems and the effects of technological development on flora and fauna.
Students will develop an understanding of and be able to select and use energy and power technologies.
Energy comes in many forms.
Energy should not be wasted.
Energy comes in different forms.
Tools, machines, products, and systems use energy in order to do work.
Energy is the capacity to do work.
Energy can be used to do work, using many processes.
Power is the rate at which energy is converted from one form to another or transferred from one place to another, or the rate at which work is done.
Power systems are used to drive and provide propulsion to other technological products and systems.
Much of the energy used in our environment is not used efficiently.
Energy cannot be created nor destroyed; however, it can be converted from one form to another.
Energy can be grouped into major forms: thermal, radiant, electrical, mechanical, chemical, nuclear, and others.
It is impossible to build an engine to perform work that does not exhaust thermal energy to the surroundings.
Energy resources can be renewable or nonrenewable.
Power systems must have a source of energy, a process, and loads.
Students will develop an understanding of and be able to select and use information and communication technologies.
Information is data that has been organized.
Technology enables people to communicate by sending and receiving information over a distance.
People use symbols when they communicate by technology.