3C/M4 ( Grades: 6-8 ): Technology is largely responsible for the great revolutions in agriculture, manufacturing, sanitation and medicine, warfare, transportation, information processing, and communications that have radically changed how people live and work.
7A/M4 ( Grades: 6-8 ): Technology, especially in transportation and communication, is increasingly important in spreading ideas, values, and behavior patterns within a society and among different societies. New technology can change cultural values and social behavior.
7G/H5 ( Grades: 9-12 ): Communication and transportation technologies, coupled with political and economic policies, now allow people to interact with people in different countries almost as easily as they interact with people in their own country. This has allowed for the spread of political, economic, and cultural influences across the planet much more rapidly than had been the case in the past. Like any social change, there are trade-offs in the globalization of the planet, and it benefits some people more than others.
7G/M6 ( Grades: 6-8 ): Communication and transportation technologies influence how much people in different countries may interact, whether it be for political, economic, or social purposes.
8C/M7 ( Grades: 6-8 ): # Energy is required for technological processes such as taking apart, putting together, moving around, and communicating.
8D/H1 ( Grades: 9-12 ): Almost any information can be transformed into electrical signals. A weak electrical signal can be used to shape a stronger one, which can control other signals of light, sound, mechanical devices, or radio waves.
8D/H2a ( Grades: 9-12 ): The quality of communication is determined by the strength of the signal in relation to the noise that tends to obscure it.
8D/H2b ( Grades: 9-12 ): Communication errors can be reduced by boosting and focusing signals, shielding the signal from internal and external noise, and repeating information, but all of these increase costs.
8D/H2c ( Grades: 9-12 ): Digital coding of information (using only 1's and 0's) makes possible more reliable transmission, storing, and processing of information.
8D/H3 ( Grades: 9-12 ): As technologies that provide privacy in communication improve, so do those for invading privacy.
8E/M1 ( Grades: 6-8 ): Most computers use digital codes containing only two symbols, 0 and 1, to perform all operations. Continuously variable signals (analog) must be transformed into digital codes before they can be processed by a computer.
CCSS.ELA-Lit.RI.11-12.4 ( Grades 11-12 English Language Arts ): Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).