Science, 2009
  Grade Level:   9-12  
  EALR 3:   Application  
  Big Idea:   Application (APP)  
  Core Content:   Science, Technology, and Society                   
  Description:   In prior grades students learn to work with other members of a team to apply the full process of technological design and relevant science concepts to solve problems. In grades 9-12 students apply what they have learned to address societal issues and cultural differences. Students learn that science and technology are interdependent, that science and technology influence society, and that society influences science and technology. Students continue to increase their abilities to work with other students and to use mathematics and information technologies (when available) to solve problems. They transfer insights from those increased abilities when considering local, regional, and global issues. These insights and capabilities will help prepare students to solve societal and personal problems in future years.  
  Content Standard:   9-12 APPC Choosing the best solution involves comparing alternatives with respect to criteria and constraints, then building and testing a model or other representation of the final design.  
Students are expected to:
  • Choose the best solution for a problem, create a model or drawing of the final design, and devise a way to test it. Redesign the solution, if necessary, then present it to peers.*b
    Mathematics Connection
  • *b   A1.8.C    Evaluate a solution for reasonableness, verify its accuracy, and interpret it in the context of the original problem.