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Massachusetts Grade 8

Technology/Engineering MCAS Review

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6. Transportation Technologies

Broad Concept: Transportation technologies are systems and devices that move goods and people from one place to another across or through land, air, water, or space.

6.1 Identify and compare examples of transportation systems and devices that operate on each of the following: land, air, water, and space.

6.2 Given a transportation problem, explain a possible solution using the universal systems model.
6.3 Identify and describe three subsystems of a transportation vehicle or device, i.e., structural, propulsion, guidance, suspension, control, and support.
6.4 Identify and explain lift, drag, friction, thrust, and gravity in a vehicle or device, e.g., cars, boats, airplanes, rockets.

Transportation Test Items (6)

Space Shuttle Launch (NASA photo)



Revised December 2005 by Jonathan Dietz, dietzj@mail.weston.org