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Benchmark 3-C

Various relationships exist between technology and other fields of study.

Benchmark 3-D

Technological systems often interact with one another.

Benchmark 3-E

A product, system, or environment developed for one setting may be applied to another setting.

Benchmark 3-F

Knowledge gained from other fields of study has a direct effect on the development of technological products and systems.

Benchmark 3-G

Technology transfer occurs when a new user applies an existing innovation developed for one purpose in a different function.

Benchmark 3-H

Technological innovation often results when ideas, knowledge, or skills are shared within a technology, among technologies, or across other fields.

Benchmark 3-I

Technological ideas are sometimes protected through the process of patenting.

Benchmark 3-J

Technological progress promotes the advancement of science and mathematics.

Technology and Society

To be understood properly, technology must be put into a social, cultural, and environmental context.

Standard 4

Students will develop an understanding of the cultural, social, economic, and political effects of technology.

Benchmark 4-A

The use of tools and machines can be helpful or harmful.The use of tools and machines can be helpful or harmful.

Benchmark 4-B

When using technology, results can be good or bad.

Benchmark 4-C

The use of technology can have unintended consequences.

Benchmark 4-D

The use of technology affects humans in various ways, including their safety, comfort, choices, and attitudes about technology’s development and use.

Benchmark 4-E

Technology, by itself, is neither good nor bad, but decisions about the use of products and systems can result in desirable or undesirable consequences.

Benchmark 4-F

The development and use of technology poses ethical issues.

Benchmark 4-G

Economic, political, and cultural issues are influenced by the development and use of technology.

Benchmark 4-H

Changes caused by the use of technology can range from gradual to rapid and from subtle to obvious.

Benchmark 4-I

Changes caused by the use of technology can range from gradual to rapid and from subtle to obvious.

Benchmark 4-J

Ethical considerations are important in the development, selection, and use of technologies.

Benchmark 4-K

The transfer of a technology from one society to another can cause cultural, social, economic, and political changes affecting both societies to varying degrees.

Standard 5

Students will develop an understanding of the effects of technology on the environment.

Benchmark 5-A

Some materials can be reused and/or recycled.

Benchmark 5-B

Waste must be appropriately recycled or disposed of to prevent unnecessary harm to the environment.

Benchmark 5-C

The use of technology affects the environment in good and bad ways.