This powerpoint is used to introduce 6th graders to the vocabulary and basic concepts in engineering and technology. Vocabulary includes: technology, engineering, engineering design process, prototype, risk-benefit analysis, bioengineering, adaptive/assistive bioengineering. The final frame has a link to a 3 minute Vimeo video that describes an invention called the Hippo Roller that assists people who need to carry fresh water for great distances. I use this presentation to kick-off a semester project, where students use the engineering design process to create their own invention that re-purposes the material bubble wrap. Some words are in Red to correspond with the Engineering and Technology Fill-in-the-Blank Notes, which I offer for free.