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STEM Engineering Technology


Students build skills for success through, research, experiments, and challenges that incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts. Engineering Technology introduces students to a variety of different technologies. They gain experience with using measurement tools and instruments, and perform experiments with electrical circuits, mechanical and fluid systems.
Curriculum Link: Author: The STEM Academy

Expected Student Outcomes/Objectives

Students will learn, reason, think creatively, make decisions, and solve problems using concepts and methods from science, technology, engineering and math.

Students will demonstrate an understanding of:

  • The characteristics, scope, and core concepts of technology, the relationships among technologies and its connection to other fields of study, the cultural, social, economic, and political effects of technology and its impact on the environment, the role of society in developing and using technology, and the influence of technology on history.
  • The attributes of design, engineering design, and the role of troubleshooting, research and development, invention and innovation, and experimentation in problem solving.

Students will be able to:

  • Apply the design process, use and maintain technological products and systems, and assess the impact of products and systems.
  • Select and use medical technologies, agricultural and related biotechnologies, energy and power technologies, information and communication technologies, transportation technologies, manufacturing technologies and construction technologies.

Description of Activities

Curriculum is intended for flexible use based upon national best practice implementation and integration strategies and is accessible via internet. The project-based curriculum is intended to be instructor led and can also natively be utilized for a distance or web-based learning environment.

UNITS: Simple Machines, Pulleys and Gears, Belts and Pulleys, Cams and Linkages , Principles of Fluid Power, Control and Monitoring Pressure , Air Pressure and System Monitors , Force in Fluid Systems, Flow Control, Basic Electricity, Batteries, Circuits and Switches, Resistors and Ohm's Law, Electrical Power and Energy , Magnetism and Electromagnetism, Alternating Current, Transformers, and Capacitance

Instructional Materials Needed

Teacher access to the internet assures access to all course matierals and the Learning Management System. Much of the content is facilitated if students have access to web-enabled devices.

Instructional Materials Provided

Objectives, teacher preparation, content outlines, learning activities, select equipment, recommended local consumables, case studies, resources, PowerPoints, and online assessments

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Additional criteria

Cost: Unlimited access per site for curriculum use. Project resources provided per class size. Contact STEM101 for cost estimate.

Curriculum type: Course

Academic subject areas: Laboratory Science; Career-Technical Education

States' Career Clusters: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

California Industry sector(s): Transportation; Engineering and Architecture

Duration: 180 course hours

Grade Target: 11

Level of Expertise for CTE: Concentration/Skill building

Targeted Support Material: Industry Involvement

Standards Addressed: Detailed documentation of alignment with Common Core, NGSS, C3 or CTE Standards provided

Professional Development Requirements/Recommendations: LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TRAINING REQUIRED. Other training available, including 4-day orientation training for instructors, career counselors and administrators. Summer 4-day Stem Instructor Training Boot Camp available for lead instructors. Online STEM Instructor Mentor Program also available.

Source: Organization/Publisher-developed

Organization/Publisher: STEM Academy

Usage Restrictions: Must contract with STEM Academy in order to use curriculum.

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