This course provides students with opportunities to further their mastery of engineering-related math and science principles to design solutions to real world problems. The course also includes a more in-depth look into the relationship between technology and design.
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. LAFS.910.RST.2.6
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
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.
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 various approaches used in problem solving. -- The student will be able to:
Employ research and development processes to assess the functional, economic, and ethical viability of a product or prototype.
Research a problem and determine the most appropriate problem-solving method to employ.
Utilize a multidisciplinary approach to solving technological problems.
Demonstrate the abilities to apply the design process. -- The student will be able to:
Determine whether a design problem is worthy of being resolved or addressed.
Identify the criteria and constraints associated with a design problem and select the most appropriate solution based on pre-determined factors.
Evaluate the quality, efficiency, and viability of an existing or proposed design and refine the design accordingly.
Evaluate an existing design using conceptual, physical, and mathematical models and note aspects for improvement.
Devise and develop a problem solution using the design process.
Create and deliver a presentation to communicate the design process and final solution to a design problem.
Successfully work as a member of a team. -- The student will be able to:
Accept responsibility for specific tasks in a given situation.
Maintain a positive relationship with other team members.
Document progress, and provide feedback on work accomplished in a timely manner.
Complete assigned tasks in a timely and professional manner.
Reassign responsibilities when the need arises.
Complete daily tasks as assigned on one’s own initiative.
Demonstrate proficiency using business productivity software skills. -- The students will be able to: