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2.5 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Applying basic scientific, technological, engineering, and mathematical principles to complete tasks.

  • 2.5.1 STEM
    • Understands basic scientific concepts and principles and how to use commonly available technology
    • Understands the scientific method (i.e., identifies problems, collects information, forms opinions, and draws conclusions)
    • Has knowledge of the practical application of science, technology, and engineering
    • Applies the appropriate technical solution to complete tasks
    • Solves problems where a variety of mechanical faults could be the cause
    • Translates practical problems into useful mathematical expressions and uses appropriate mathematical formulas and techniques
    • Adds, subtracts, multiplies, and divides with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages
    • Recognizes and interprets the value of numbers and what they mean to the operation
    • Calculates averages, ratios, proportions, and rates
    • Takes measurement of weight, time, temperature, distance, length, width, height, etc.
    • Correctly converts from one measurement to another
    • Solves simple algebraic equations
    • Reads, tracks, and calculates gauge measurements
    • Uses elementary statistics and laws of probability – mean, median, and mode