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Benchmark 15-I

Artificial ecosystems are human-made complexes that replicate some aspects of the natural environment.

Benchmark 15-J

The development of refrigeration, freezing, dehydration, preservation, and irradiation provide long-term storage of food and reduce the health risks caused by tainted food.

Benchmark 15-K

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.

Benchmark 15-L

Biotechnology has applications in such areas as agriculture, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, medicine, energy, the environment, and genetic engineering.

Benchmark 15-M

Conservation is the process of controlling soil erosion, reducing sediment in waterways, conserving water, and improving water quality.

Benchmark 15-N

The engineering design and management of agricultural systems require knowledge of artificial ecosystems and the effects of technological development on flora and fauna.

Standard 16

Students will develop an understanding of and be able to select and use energy and power technologies.

Benchmark 16-A

Energy comes in many forms.

Benchmark 16-B

Energy should not be wasted.

Benchmark 16-C

Energy comes in different forms.

Benchmark 16-D

Tools, machines, products, and systems use energy in order to do work.

Benchmark 16-E

Energy is the capacity to do work.

Benchmark 16-F

Energy can be used to do work, using many processes.

Benchmark 16-G

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.

Benchmark 16-H

Power systems are used to drive and provide propulsion to other technological products and systems.

Benchmark 16-I

Much of the energy used in our environment is not used efficiently.

Benchmark 16-J

Energy cannot be created nor destroyed; however, it can be converted from one form to another.

Benchmark 16-K

Energy can be grouped into major forms: thermal, radiant, electrical, mechanical, chemical, nuclear, and others.

Benchmark 16-L

It is impossible to build an engine to perform work that does not exhaust thermal energy to the surroundings.

Benchmark 16-M

Energy resources can be renewable or nonrenewable.

Benchmark 16-N

Power systems must have a source of energy, a process, and loads.

Standard 17

Students will develop an understanding of and be able to select and use information and communication technologies.

Benchmark 17-A

Information is data that has been organized.

Benchmark 17-B

Technology enables people to communicate by sending and receiving information over a distance.

Benchmark 17-C

People use symbols when they communicate by technology.