A. Overview

The term technology came from the Greek word technologia, which means ‘the systematic treatment of an art’ from the Greek word technē+o, which means ‘art, skill’ and logia from the Greek word logos, which mean “word or speech,” meant in Greece a discourse on the arts or skill. It was used to represent a discussion of the functional arts only, and gradually these “arts” themselves came to be the object of the designation. According to some scientists, the term technology embraced a growing diversity of means, processes, and ideas in addition to tools and machines.

Technologies are mainly one of the most developed materials in the world which helps us humans in our daily works. Development of technologies occur when we often use them and finding out their new and fresh features of its uses for us. Its development somehow affects our way of living and interactions to our environment. With the increasing of scientific knowledge, there will be an increase also to the rate of technological development. Developing of technologies in different periods may help us to understand and know better about their importance.

Technology includes the management of the environment towards human needs such as food, shelter, communication, and health. The development of various technologies within the past years of human history has been affected and has affected the environment, human societies, and science.

The evolution of technology combines investigations of these aspects of technology with student’s projects that illustrate them in details. Students work in teams to gather a research project which focuses on one type of technology. Supporting materials have been given for the teacher, including a complete evaluation rubric, as well as help in managing projects and student’s teams and resources that cover project, specific and general areas of technology. Design suggestions of technology are also included in this kind of...

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