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Definition of technology and Economic development.
workers and (b) machine users. Accident, causes and
care and storage of drawing instruments and materials.
(a) setting the paper on the board
(b) using the Tee square in the drawing of lines
(c) drawing of margin lines and positioning
of the title block.
identification of wood, timber, structure of wood
(a) five main parts
(b) cross section, classes, properties.
classes, examples of major class, properties and forms.
classification of the properties of each.
- wood felling, areas where trees can be found,
conversion of timber.
seasoning of timber, defects in wood, wood preservation and protection, veneer and manufacture of boards and other products.
Concept of Technology (who should study technology?) Definition of technology and Economic Development.
Technology can be defined as the method or process of using scientific knowledge to solve difficult physical problems in a simplified and fast manner through the use of machines.
These machines make the work easier, faster, safer and saves time.
Science is the study of nature and the laws that govern them. The knowledge gained from science gives rise to inventions, skills and tools to be used.
To develop any tool, technology comes into play. With scientific knowledge and constant practice, new tools and machines are invented. People making such machines and tools are generally referred to as ‘engineers’.
Technological products are everywhere we look and they are all useful. Some of these products include motor cars, computers, ceiling fans, laptops, mobile phones, theinternet, etc. Therefore, someone who has the necessary skill in technology is often referred to as a technologist.
1.Improved Standard of Living: Technology has improved our standard of living in the provision of farm implements, cars, home appliances, mobile phones and other gadgets too numerous to mention.
2. Economic Growth and Development: The application of technology has improved the quality of most roads in Nigeria, provision of electricity, bridges and machines for industries.
3. Improved Health Care Delivery: Technology has reduced death rate and increased life span since most diseases can now be diagnosed with modern equipment.
4. Industrialization: Technology has led to the building of big industries where most goods are produced in large quantities.
5. Improved Method of Production: With technology, farmers can produce food on commercial, large scale level using mechanized method.
(a). Pollution: With industrial toxic wastes and burning of petrochemicals, our water, air and land become polluted.
(b). Unemployment: Technology has made it possible for machines to replace man in most industries, which has resulted in job loss and unemployment for most persons.
(c).Quick Running Down of Natural Resources: With technology, deforestation takes place fast and our eco-system is weakened. We are always afraid that if the trend is not curbed, man may run the risk of turning the earth into a desert of some sort in the future.