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Topic: System components 

Technology

 Standard 5.  Understands the nature and operation of systems
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 1.Knows that most things are made of parts and they may not work if some parts are missing
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that most things are made of parts
     2.Knows that things may not work if some parts are missing
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 1.Knows that a system can include processes as well as components
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that a system may include a process
     2.Knows that a system may include components
   Benchmark 5.Knows that systems are usually linked to other systems, both internally and externally, and can contain subsystems as well as operate as subsystems
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that systems are usually linked to other systems, both internally and externally
     2.Knows that systems can contain subsystems as well as operate as subsystems
 Standard 6.  Understands the nature and uses of different forms of technology
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 5.Knows that a transportation system is tailored to a society's needs and consists of rules (e.g., which side of the road to drive on) and components (e.g., vehicles and the surface upon which they move)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that a transportation system is tailored to a society‚Äôs needs
     2.Knows that a transportation system consists of rules
     3.Knows that a transportation system consists of components
     4.Knows that transportation systems includes which side of the road to drive on
     5.Knows that transportation systems includes vehicles and the surface upon which they move
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 4.Knows the components of a communication system (i.e., a source, encoder, transmitter, receiver, decoder, and destination)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that one component of a communication system is the source
     2.Knows that one component of a communication system is an encoder
     3.Knows that one component of a communication system is a transmitter
     4.Knows that one component of a communication system is a source receiver
     5.Knows that one component of a communication system is a decoder
     6.Knows that one component of a communication system is the destination
   Benchmark 5.Knows that individual transportation vehicles contain several subsystems (e.g., structural, propulsion, control)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that a structural system is one subsystem of an individual vehicle
     2.Understands that a propulsion system is one subsystem of an individual vehicle
     3.Understands that a control system is one subsystem of an individual vehicle