This course helps students understand the field of engineering/engineering technology and prepares them for postsecondary engineering programs by developing a more in-depth mastery of the associated mathematics, science, and technology knowledge and skills. The course also includes essential concepts of technology and design, as well as concerns about the social and political implications of technological change.
Correlation to CTE Program Standard #
Methods and strategies for using Florida Standards for grades 09-10 reading in Technical Subjects for student success in Applied Engineering Technology.
Key Ideas and Details
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions.
Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; trace the text’s explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; provide an accurate summary of the text.
Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.
Craft and Structure
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9–10 texts and topics.
Analyze the structure of the relationships among concepts in a text, including relationships among key terms (e.g., force, friction, reaction force, energy).
Analyze the author’s purpose in providing an explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text, defining the question the author seeks to address.
Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form (e.g., a table or chart) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an equation) into words.
Assess the extent to which the reasoning and evidence in a text support the author’s claim or a recommendation for solving a scientific or technical problem.
Compare and contrast findings presented in a text to those from other sources (including their own experiments), noting when the findings support or contradict previous explanations or accounts.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature [informational texts, history/social studies texts, science/technical texts] in the grades 9–10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literature [informational texts, history/social studies texts, science/technical texts] at the high end of the grades 9–10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Methods and strategies for using Florida Standards for grades 09-10 writing in Technical Subjects for student success in Applied Engineering Technology.
Text Types and Purposes
Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/experiments, or technical processes.
Production and Distribution of Writing
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Range of Writing
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Methods and strategies for using Florida Standards for grades 09-10 Mathematical Practices in Technical Subjects for student success in Applied Engineering Technology.
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
Model with mathematics.
Use appropriate tools strategically.
Attend to precision.
Look for and make use of structure.
Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
FS-M/LA = Florida Standards for Math/Language Arts
NGSSS-Sci = Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Science
Note: This course is pending alignment in the following categories: FS-M/LA and NGSSS-Sci.
CTE Standards and Benchmarks
Demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics, scope and core concepts of technology. -- The student will be able to:
Explain the rapid increase in the rate of technological development and the trade-offs between competing values (e.g., availability, cost, desirability, waste, et al) in the selection of resources.
Discuss current technological developments that are/were driven by profit motive and the market.
Explain how technological progress promotes advancement of science and mathematics.
Identify new technologies that create new processes and describe ways in which technology helps to shape social, cultural, political, and economic aspects of society.
Demonstrate an understanding of the attributes of design and the engineering design process. -- The student will be able to:
Describe the essential activities and the sequence of steps associated with the design process.
Discuss why the engineering design process must begin with a clearly stated problem and write a problem statement in sufficient clarity to enable design goals, requirements, and constraints to be identified.
Critique the design of a solution and revise the design as needed.
Explain the relationship between design criteria and design constraints and how a design’s criteria, constraints, and efficiency can compete with each other.
Demonstrate brainstorming techniques.
Identify the factors that ensure the safety and sustainability of an engineering design or product.
Compare and contrast creative and analytic problem-solving strategies to the engineering design process.
Identify safety considerations when designing a product.
Apply engineering notebook standards and protocols.
Explain the forms of analysis used in evaluating potential solutions, particularly those forms associated with engineering principles, estimation, economics, and worst case scenario.
Describe a decision table and how it is used to evaluate proposed solutions to an engineering problem.
Describe the functional characteristics of the engineering design team. -- The student will be able to:
Describe how work breakdown structure (WBS) impacts the makeup and organization of an engineering design team.
Compare functional and hierarchical schemes for organizing an engineering design team.
Describe the function of management in general and project management in particular.
Describe a typical design project team structure.
Outline a research methodology.
Explain the role of ethics as a part of responsible decision making.
Demonstrate skill in technical sketching and drawing as it relates to engineering design. -- The student will be able to:
Explain the concepts of technical sketching and drawing.
Understand and interpret basic engineering drawings.