Essential Questions:  How can you apply engineering design and scientific method to solving real world problems?
 How can you use the scientific method and engineering design to solve problems in your own life?
 What is the difference between engineering design and the scientific method?
 What is the difference between a hypothesis and a prediction?
 What is the difference between a manipulated and responding variable?
 How can manipulated and responding variables be represented graphically to identify relationships, if any?
 What is the difference between qualitative and quantitative observation?
 What are the basic units of measurement in the metric system and how do they convert to the English measurement system?




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Unit Vocab Words: Hypothesis, observation, communication, classification, measurement, inference, prediction, design, engineering, technology, engineering design process, structure, variables, manipulated variables (independent), responding variables (dependent), constraints, density, xaxis, yaxis, qualitative observation, quantitative observation, graph (bar, line, pie/circle), liter, meter, gram, mass, volume, length.