• Acceleration A change in speed (slowing down or speeding up).
    Aerodynamics The study of forces and the resulting motion of objects through the air.
    Algorithm A list of steps to finish a task. A set of instructions that can be performed with or without a computer. For example, the collection of steps to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is an algorithm.
    Apogee Highest point; the point farthest from the earth.
    Area The amount of space inside the boundary of a flat (2-dimensional) object such as a triangle or circle, or surface of a solid (3-dimensional) object.
    Artificial Intelligence Programming a computer to recognize a problem and decide on a solution.
    Axle A shaft on which a wheel rotates.
    Bar Clamp Hand tool used to hold objects together to fasten. Very versatile, has many uses.
    Body The part of a rocket that holds all the parts and supports the structure. Holds the pressure created by compressed air.
    Bug An error in a program that prevents the program from running as expected.
    Call (a function) This is the piece of code that you add to a program to indicate that the program should run the code inside a function at a certain time.
    Capital Aniother word for money. Capital refers to assets used to bring a product throiugh the production process.
    Claw Hammer Hand tool used to put in or take out nails.
    Code One or more commands or algorithm(s) designed to be carried out by a computer.
    Combination Sander Used to smooth edges off a piece of wood.
    Command An instruction for the computer. Many commands put together make up algorithms and computer programs.
    Compound Machines A machine consisting of two or more simple machines operating together, as a wheelbarrow consisting of a lever, axle, and wheel.
    Conditional Statements that only run under certain conditions or situations.
    Constraint A rule or limitation on a project.
    Coping Saw Hand Tool used to cut curves (PROFILE) in wood!
    Criteria The standard by which something is judged or assessed.
    Design Drawing Drawings used to develop and communicate ideas about a solution to a problem.
    Design Process A step by step way to solve problems that is used to develop many possible solutions to a problem and then narrow down the possible solutions to one final choice.
    Digital Footprint The information about someone on the Internet.
    Drag Pull against the direction of the rocket.
    Drill Press Powerful machine used to drill holes in wood.
    Dust Pan Used to pick up dust off floor.
    Energy The ability to do work.
    Event An action that causes something to happen.
    File Hand Tool used to smooth rough surfaces and edges. Used on wood, metal, and other materials.
    Fin Provide stability during flight, resembles the fins of a fish.
    Flat head screwdriver Hand tool used to put in or take out flat head screws.
    Force The push or pull on an object with mass that causes it to change velocity (to accelerate).
    Force Move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
    Friction Force that always opposes motion in a direction that is opposite to the motion of the object.
    Fulcrum The point on which a lever rests or is supported and on which it pivots.
    Function A piece of code that you can easily call over and over again. Functions are sometimes called 'procedures.' A function definition is a segment of code that includes the steps performed in the function. A function call is the code segment, typically within the main logic of the program, which invokes the function.
    Hack Saw Hand Tool ssed to cut metal ONLY
    Hand Broom Used to sweep off tables and machines.
    Hand Saw Hand Tool used to cut straight lines on wood!
    Hand Tool a tool held in the hand and operated without electricity or other power.
    Input A way that a robot or computer takes information into its system. (Color sensor, touch LED, or bumper switch)
    Isometric Drawing A perspective drawing that shows the 3D view. A 3D view includes front View, side view, and top view.
    Kinetic Energy Energy of a moving body.
    Lever A plank or ridged beam that is free to rotate on a pivot.
    Loop The action of doing something over and over again.
    Machine A mechanically, electrically, or electronically operated device for performing a task
    Need (Human) Something that keeps us alive.
    Newtons 1st Law (Law of Inertia) an object in motion tends to stay in motion & an object at rest stays at rest unless acted upon by an outside force.
    Newtons 2nd Law (Force) when force is applied to an object it is accelerated in the direction of the force. (mass and force are inversely proportional)
    Newtons 3rd Law For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction
    Nose Cone Top of a rocket, shaped to help the rocket cut through the air and reduce aerodynamic drag.
    Orthographic One of the 3 basic views of an object showing on one plane. Views includes front View, side view, and top view.
    Oscillating Spindle Sander Used to smooth edges off a piece of wood.
    Output An output is anything that allows a robot to change the physical world.
    Payload The cargo carried by the rocket
    Perimeter The outside boundry of an object.
    Phillips head screwdriver Hand tool used to put in or take out phillips head screws.
    PIMTECT The seven resources of Technology. (People, Infromation, Materials, Tools, Energy, Capital, and Time)
    Pliers Hand tool used to grip small object to pry, pull, or twist. Very versatile, has many uses.
    Potential Energy Energy possessed by an object because of its height above the ground.
    Pressure Compressed air created using a bike pump and forcing air into the body of the rocket.
    Problem Solving Strategy used to create a solution to a problem.
    Profile Outside shape of a 3D object.
    Profile The outside shape of a 3D objsect.
    Program An algorithm that has been coded into something that can be run by a machine.
    Programming The art of creating a program.
    Resources Something used to make somethign else.
    Robot A machine designed to execute one or more tasks automatically with speed and precision.
    Rocket A projectile designed to travel into the sky and deliver a payload.
    Sandpaper Hand Tool used to smooth rough surfaces and edges. Used on wood only.
    screw gun Machine used to put in and take out screws.
    Scroll Saw Machine used to cut curves/profile in a piece of wood.
    Sensor A device that allows a robot to sense the environment.
    Simple Machines Any of the basic mechanical devices for applying a force, such as an inclined plane, wedge, or lever.
    Spring Clamp Hand tool used to hold objects together to fasten. Very versatile, has many uses.
    Sprite A two-dimensional bitmap that is integrated into a larger scene, most often in a 2D video game
    Square Hand tool used to make perpendicular lines and helps draw straight lines
    Square Footage A measure of area using feet.
    System A change in speed (slowing down or speeding up).
    System Working together as parts of a mechanism or an interconnecting network.
    Tape Measure Used to measure.
    Technology The use of knowledge and resources to extend human cpabilities and satisfy our needs and wants.
    Thrust The act of applying force to propel something.
    Tool Item made to be used to complete a specific task.
    Traction The friction the road and your tires that keeps the wheels from slippingand allows your vehicle to move.
    Variable A placeholder for a piece of information that can change.
    Want Something we desiere.
    Work A push or pull acting on an object.
Last Modified on March 17, 2020