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Activity 2.3.

1 Beef Up Your Technological


Resources Understanding
Introduction
In order to produce the Big Mac or any other product, we must use the 7
Technological resources. How would McDonalds use each of the technological
resources to produce the Big Mac?

Equipment
Engineering notebook
Pencil

Procedure
For each resource, list five examples of how it would be used to produce the Big
Mac. Think outside of the hamburger box!

Time: Capital:
1. The timer has to be just right to make 1.Money can mean an improved product
the best product 2. Money buys better supplies
2. people are paid for the time they work 3. Money can pay more qualified
3. faster production is increase in sales employees
4. taking time gets better results 4. Money increases production
5. _____________________________ 5. you can have more mcdonalds open

Energy: Materials:
1. The stoves are powered by gas 1. fresh produce
2. people are the ones who cook food 2. beef that has been cured and packaged
3. Robots package the meat and sauces 3. paper to wrap the burger in
4. water needs to be used to clean tools 4. Cardboard container for the big mac
5. 5. the sauce used on the burger

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Information: People:
1. getting results from the public to 1. Buy the big mac
improve 2. people will make the big macs
2. Knowing the procedure for cooking 3. People give feedback on the recipe
3. ______________________________ 4. ______________________________
4. ______________________________ 5. _____________________________
5. _____________________________

Tools and Machines:


1. The stove used to cook the meat
2. the factory the produces the buns
3. spatulas that flip the burger
4. plastic gloves to keep food clean
5. delivery trucks that bring the food

Conclusion
1. Pick any other technological system that you are familiar with and list the 7
resources used in that system.

2. Name a technological system that doesnt use one or more of the


technological resources. Explain your reasoning.

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