Broad Concept: Engineering design requires creative thinking and consideration of a variety
of ideas to solve practical problems.
2.1 - Identify tools and simple machines used for a specific purpose (e.g. ramp, wheel, pulley, lever).
2.2 - Describe how human beings use parts of their bodies as tools (e.g. teeth for cutting, hands for
grasping and catching) and compare their use with the ways that animals use those parts of their bodies.
The information on this page is taken from Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework: For Teacher Working Groups' Review, February 7, 2001.
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