D. Research and Information Fluency

Information-literacy skills, research, data analysis, and prediction provide the basis for the effective design of technology systems.
Trend Analysis and Ethics
Grade 3-4

8.2.4.D.1      Analyze responses collected from owners/users of a particular product and suggest modifications in the design of the productbased on their responses.

Grade 6-8

8.2.8.D.1      Evaluate the role of ethics and bias on trend analysis and prediction in the development of a product that impacts communities in the United States and/or other countries.

Grade 9-12

8.2.12.D.1      Reverse-engineer a product to assist in designing a more eco-friendly version, using an analysis of trends and data about renewable and sustainable materials to guide your work.