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  • 1. Transportation TechnologyPart 1
    8th Grade Technology
  • 2. What is transportation technology
    Transportation Technology refers to the systems that we use to …
    Move people and/or freight from one location to another.
  • 3. Examples
    What are some examples of transportation systems?
  • 4. Transportation Environments
    When talking about transportation, the term environment refers to “where” the vehicle travels.
    There are four environments of transportation.
  • 5. Environments
    Land
    Air
    Water
    Space
  • 6. Land Transportation
    There are two categories of land transportation.
    Stationary
    Vehicular
  • 7. Land Transportation Cont.
    Stationary refers to systems that have a permanently set path.
    Vehicular refers to systems that have a random or changing path.
  • 8. Air Tranportation
    There are two categories of air transportation systems.
    Lighter-than-air
    Heavier-than-air
  • 9. Air Transportation CONT.
    Lighter-than-air refers to a vehicle that use a “lighter-than-air” gas to stay in the air.
    Heavier-than-air refers to a vehicle that must create “lift” to stay in the air.
  • 10. Water Transportation
    There are two categories of water transportation systems.
    Inland
    Oceanic
  • 11. Water Transportation Cont.
    Inland refers to vehicles that are designed to travel on smaller bodies of water like rivers and lakes.
    Oceanic refers to vehicles that are designed to withstand that forces of the ocean.
  • 12. Space Transportation
    There are two categories of space vehicles.
    Staffed
    Unstaffed
  • 13. Space transportation cont.
    “Staffed” refers to vehicles are a designed to carry people.
    “Unstaffed” refers to vehicles that are not designed to carry people.
  • 14. Your Assignment
    Create a chart like you see below and list the assigned number of examples of each category.