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Benchmark 5-D

The management of waste produced by technological systems is an important societal issue.

Benchmark 5-E

Technologies can be used to repair damage caused by natural disasters and to break down waste from the use of various products and systems.

Benchmark 5-F

Decisions to develop and use technologies often put environmental and economic concerns in direct competition with one another.

Benchmark 5-G

Humans can devise technologies to conserve water, soil, and energy through such techniques as reusing, reducing, and recycling.

Benchmark 5-H

When new technologies are developed to reduce the use of resources, considerations of trade-offs are important.

Benchmark 5-I

With the aid of technology, various aspects of the environment can be monitored to provide information for decision-making.

Benchmark 5-J

The alignment of technological processes with natural processes maximizes performance and reduces negative impacts on the environment.

Benchmark 5-K

Humans devise technologies to reduce the negative consequences of other technologies.

Benchmark 5-L

Decisions regarding the implementation of technologies involve the weighing of trade-offs between predicted positive and negative effects on the environment.

Standard 6

Students will develop an understanding of the role of society in the development and use of technology.

Benchmark 6-A

Products are made to meet individual needs and wants.

Benchmark 6-B

Because people’s needs and wants change, new technologies are developed, and old ones are improved to meet those changes.

Benchmark 6-C

Individual, family, community, and economic concerns may expand or limit the development of technologies.

Benchmark 6-D

Throughout history, new technologies have resulted from the demands, values, and interests of individuals, businesses, industries, and societies.

Benchmark 6-E

The use of inventions and innovations has led to changes in society and the creation of new needs and wants.

Benchmark 6-F

Social and cultural priorities and values are reflected in technological devices.

Benchmark 6-G

Meeting societal expectations is the driving force behind the acceptance and use of products and systems.

Benchmark 6-H

Different cultures develop their own technologies to satisfy their individual and shared needs, wants, and values.

Benchmark 6-I

The decision whether to develop a technology is influenced by societal opinions and demands, in addition to corporate cultures.

Benchmark 6-J

A number of different factors, such as advertising, the strength of the economy, the goals of a company, and the latest fads contribute to shaping the design of and demand for various technologies.

Standard 7

Students will develop an understanding of the influence of technology on history.

Benchmark 7-A

The way people live and work has changed throughout history because of technology.

Benchmark 7-B

People have made tools to provide food, to make clothing, and to protect themselves.

Benchmark 7-C

Many inventions and innovations have evolved using slow and methodical processes of tests and refinements.

Benchmark 7-D

The specialization of function has been at the heart of many technological improvements.