This video shows teachers how to explain the relationship between science, engineering, and technology to all grade levels.
The video explains that scientific discoveries become knowledge, which informs the development of technology, and in turn, technology helps advance scientific understanding. Engineering helps design solutions to scientific issues and often assists in the development of technology as well.
The video offers several examples that could be used in the classroom.
This video is helpful for teachers and students alike to understand the interplay between science, engineering, and technology.
Students should understand the definition of technology. Often students think of "high tech" products as technology, but teachers can show students that non-digital items can be technology too.
Teachers may want to use concrete examples to demonstrate the nexus of science and engineering.
Students could come up with examples of how science can inform engineering and vice versa.
Teachers could use this video in a lesson on the nature of science or before an engineering design challenge.
This video presents an outlook on the nexus between science and engineering, and how they work together to drive the technology and knowledge needed to solve societal problems. This resource is recommended for teaching.
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