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Extending Human Ability Through Technology

The purpose of this lesson from Science NetLinks, is to explore how technology has been used to enhance human abilities. In this lesson students will explore various ways in which technology has enhanced human abilities. Middle school students are interested in machines that support or enhance life function, so they should also look at ways in which people use various machines to improve speed, mobility, strength, hearing, seeing, etc. Whenever students learn something about the ways that technology helps human beings, they also learn something about human capabilities and limitations.

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Resource Type: Lesson plan
Audience Level: Middle school 6-8

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Authors and Editors: Science Netlinks
Publisher: AAAS
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