This an excellent STEM mini lesson and work period activity that will take 40-50 minutes of class time to give students a broader understanding of technology. The mini lesson should take approximately 15-20 minutes to present and deliver because there are a few slides that require the students to copy information down in their notebook to show that they are comprehending and paying attention.
The work period activity is interactive in that it gets the students to create a PowerPoint showing that they understand the seven types of technical knowledge, so and additional 20-30 minutes is needed for the work period activity.
Technology Standards Addressed:
1. Students will develop an understanding of the
characteristics and scope of technology.
2. Students will develop an understanding of the core
concepts of technology.
3. Students will develop an understanding of the
relationships among technologies and the connections
between technology and other fields of study.
4.(ITEEA standard 7) Students will develop an understanding of the influence of technology on history.