STEM Standards for Engineering Concepts

 

PROGRAM CONCENTRATION: Engineering &   Technology

CAREER PATHWAY:     Engineering

COURSE TITLE:     Engineering Concepts

 

Engineering Concepts is second course in the   engineering pathway. This course introduces students to the fundamental   principles of engineering. Students learn about areas of specialization   within engineering and engineering design, and apply engineering tools and   procedures as they complete hands-on instructional activities.

 

ENGR-EC1 – Students will describe the history and   characteristics of engineering disciplines.

 

(a) Explain a   contemporary definition of engineering.

 

(b) Describe the   history and development of engineering.

 

(c) Compare and   contrast engineering to other approaches for solving technological and design   problems.

 

(d) Explain what   engineers do.

 

(e) Describe the   principal fields of engineering specialization and identify associated career   tracks.

 

(f) Identify   educational requirements for engineering occupations along with locations   where programs of study are available.

 

 

Academic Standards:   

SCSh8. Students will understand important features   of the process of scientific inquiry.

MM3P4. Students will make connections   among mathematical ideas and to other disciplines. 

 

 

ENGR-EC2 – Students will demonstrate the engineering   design process.

 

(a) Describe the   role of problem identification, problem definition, search, constraints,   criteria, alternative solutions, analysis, decision, specification, and   communication as activities comprising the engineering design process.

 

(b) Organize the   iterative processes necessary to develop and optimize a design solution.

 

(c) Apply   engineering design to the solution of a problem.

 

 

Academic Standards:   

SCSh1. Students will evaluate the importance of   curiosity, honesty, openness, and skepticism in science.

 

SCSh3. Students will identify and investigate   problems scientifically.

MM3P1. Students will solve problems (using   appropriate technology). 

MM3P2. Students will reason and evaluate   mathematical arguments. 

 

 

ENGR-EC3 – Students will solve problems using basic   engineering tools and resources.

 

(a) Explain various   measuring systems and their base units.

(b) Demonstrate applications of precision measuring   instruments to describe parts and inspect artifacts.

(c) Perform keyboard   functions using a scientific, hand-held calculator.

(d) Create an Excel   spreadsheet to perform basic arithmetic and algebraic computations on data   related to an engineering design problem.

(e) Use laboratory   tools and equipment to determine the properties of materials.

 

Academic Standards:   

SCSh4. Students use tools and instruments for   observing, measuring, and manipulating scientific equipment and materials.

 

SCSh5. Students will demonstrate the computation and   estimation skills necessary for analyzing data and developing reasonable   scientific explanations.

MM3P1. Students will solve problems (using   appropriate technology). 

MM3P2. Students will reason and evaluate   mathematical arguments. 

 

 

ENGR-EC4 – Students will demonstrate a whole systems   approach to engineering and problem solving.

 

(a) Explain the functions   engineers are responsible for as a team member in the design and development   of technological products and processes.

 

(b) Apply leadership   skills to participation in design team activities.

 

(c) Demonstrate a   team approach in applying engineering design to the solution of a   technological problem.

 

(d) Apply continuous   process improvement principles in designing a problem solution.

 

(e) Demonstrate   concurrent communication skills in developing a design solution.

 

 

Academic Standards:   

SCSh6. Students will communicate scientific   investigations and information clearly.

 

MM3P3. Students will communicate mathematically.

 

 

ENGR-EC5 – Students will apply engineering graphics   and technical writing to communication of an engineering design.  

 

(a) Use multi-view   projection and pictorial drawings to communicate design specifications.

(b) Apply   descriptive geometry and graphical vector analysis to the analysis of   engineering design problems.

(c) Apply accurate   dimensions to a technical drawing, including size and geometric tolerances

(d) Prepare a   proposal for an engineering design project.

(e) Document   engineering design processes using an engineering design notebook.

(f) Prepare a report   of engineering design activities including a description of analysis,   optimization, and selection of a final solution.

(g) Demonstrate oral communication skills in reporting   results of an engineering design activity.

 

Academic Standards:   

SCSh6. Students will communicate scientific   investigations and information clearly.

MM3P1. Students will solve problems (using   appropriate technology). 

 

MM3P3. Students will communicate mathematically.

MM3P5. Students will represent mathematics in   multiple ways. 

 

 

STEM Standards (common to all Engineering   &Technology courses)

 

Nature of Technology

ENGR-STEM1 – Students will recognize the systems,   components, and processes of a technological system.

 

(a) Describe the   core concepts of technology.

 

(b) Identify the   relationships among technologies along with connections to contemporary   issues.

 

(c) Apply lifelong   learning strategies necessary to understand the characteristics and scope of   technology.

 

 

Academic Standards:   

SCSh1. Students will evaluate the importance of   curiosity, honesty, openness, and skepticism in science.

 

SCSh7. Students analyze how scientific knowledge is   developed.

MM3P4. Students will make connections among   mathematical ideas and to other disciplines.   

 

 

Technology and Society

ENGR-STEM2 – Students will identify the impact of   engineering and technology within global, economic, environmental, and   societal contexts.

 

(a) Describe the   social, economic, and environmental impacts of a technological process,   product, or system.

 

(b) Demonstrate   ethical and professional behavior in the development and use of technology.

 

(c) Explain the   influence of technology on history and the shaping of contemporary issues.

 

 

Academic Standards:   

SCSh7. Students analyze how scientific knowledge is   developed.

MM3P4. Students will make connections among   mathematical ideas and to other disciplines.   

 

 

Design  

ENGR-STEM3 – Students will design technological   problem solutions using scientific investigation, analysis and interpretation   of data, innovation, invention, and fabrication while considering economic,   environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety,   manufacturability, and sustainability constraints.

 

(a) Demonstrate   fundamental principles of design.

 

(b) Design and   conduct experiments along with analysis and interpretation of data.

 

(c) Identify and   consider realistic constraints relevant to the design of a system, component,   or process.

 

 

Academic Standards:   

SCSh1. Students will evaluate the importance of   curiosity, honesty, openness, and skepticism in science.

 

SCSh3. Students will identify and investigate   problems scientifically.

 

SCSh4. Students use tools and instruments for   observing, measuring, and manipulating scientific equipment and materials.

 

SCSh5. Students will demonstrate the computation and   estimation skills necessary for analyzing data and developing reasonable   scientific explanations.

 

SCSh8. Students will understand important features of   the process of scientific inquiry.  

MM3P1. Students will solve problems (using   appropriate technology). 

MM3P2. Students will reason and evaluate   mathematical arguments. 

 

 

Abilities for a Technological World

ENGR-STEM4 – Students will apply principles of   science, technology, engineering, mathematics, interpersonal communication,   and teamwork to the solution of technological problems.

 

(a) Work   cooperatively in multi-disciplinary teams.

 

(b) Apply knowledge   of mathematics, science, and engineering design.

 

(c) Demonstrate   strategies for identifying, formulating, and solving technological problems.

 

(d) Demonstrate   techniques, skills, and knowledge necessary to use and maintain technological   products and systems.

 

 

Academic Standards:   

SCSh3. Students will identify and investigate   problems scientifically.

 

SCSh4. Students use tools and instruments for   observing, measuring, and manipulating scientific equipment and materials.

 

SCSh5. Students will demonstrate the computation and   estimation skills necessary for analyzing data and developing reasonable   scientific explanations.

SCSh6.   Students will communicate scientific investigations and information clearly.

 

SCSh8. Students will understand important features   of the process of scientific inquiry.

MM3P4. Students will make connections among   mathematical ideas and to other disciplines.   

 

 

The Designed World

ENGR-STEM5 – Students will select and demonstrate   techniques, skills, tools, and understanding related to energy and power,   bio-related, communication, transportation, manufacturing, and construction   technologies.

 

(a) Correctly and   safely use common tools.

 

(b) Describe   strategies for selecting materials and processes necessary for developing a   technological system or artifact.

 

(c) Demonstrate   fundamental materials processing and assembly techniques.

 

(d) Evaluate the   interdependence of components in a technological system and identify those   elements that are critical to correct functioning.

 

(e) Apply analytical   tools to the development of optimal solutions for technological problems.

 

 

Academic Standards:   

SCSh2. Students will use standard safety practices   for all classroom laboratory and field investigations.

 

SCSh3. Students will identify and investigate   problems scientifically.

 

SCSh4. Students use tools and instruments for   observing, measuring, and manipulating scientific equipment and materials.

 

SCSh5. Students will demonstrate the computation and   estimation skills necessary for analyzing data and developing reasonable   scientific explanations.

MM3P1. Students will solve problems (using   appropriate technology). 

MM3P2. Students will reason and evaluate   mathematical arguments. 

MM3P4. Students will make connections among   mathematical ideas and to other disciplines.   

 

 

Reading

ENGR-STEM6 – Students will enhance reading by   developing vocabulary and comprehension skills associated with text materials,   problem descriptions, and laboratory activities associated with engineering   and technology education.

 

(a) Reading in all   curriculum areas.

 

(b) Discussing   books.

 

(c) Building   vocabulary knowledge.

 

(d) Establishing   context.

 

Academic Standards: 

ELAALRC2 The student participates in discussions   related to curricular learning in all subject areas. 

 

ELAALRC3 The student acquires new vocabulary in each   content area and uses it correctly. 

 

ELAALRC4 The student establishes a context   for information acquired by reading across subject areas. 

 

Leadership Development

ENGR-STEM7 – Students will develop leadership and   interpersonal problem-solving skills through participation in co-curricular   activities associated with the Technology Student Association.

 

(a) Demonstrate   effective communication skills.

 

(b) Participate in   teamwork to accomplish specified organizational goals.

 

(c) Demonstrate   cooperation and understanding with persons who are ethnically and culturally   diverse.

 

Academic Standards:

MM3P3. Students will communicate   mathematically. 

MM3P5. Students will represent mathematics in   multiple ways. 

 

SCSh6. Students will communicate scientific   investigations and information clearly.

 

 

 

CTAE Foundation Skills

 

The Foundation Skills for Career, Technical and   Agricultural Education (CTAE) are critical competencies that students   pursuing any career pathway should exhibit to be successful. As core   standards for all career pathways in all program concentrations, these skills   link career, technical and agricultural education to the state’s academic   performance standards. 

 

The CTAE Foundation Skills are aligned to the   foundation of the U. S. Department of Education’s 16 Career Clusters.   Endorsed by the National Career Technical Education Foundation (NCTEF) and   the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education   Consortium (NASDCTEc), the foundation skills were developed from an analysis   of all pathways in the sixteen occupational areas. These standards were   identified and validated by a national advisory group of employers, secondary   and postsecondary educators, labor associations, and other stakeholders. The   Knowledge and Skills provide learners a broad foundation for managing   lifelong learning and career transitions in a rapidly changing economy.

 

CTAE-FS-1 Technical Skills: Learners achieve technical content skills 

necessary to pursue the full range of   careers for all 

pathways in the program concentration. 

 

CTAE-FS-2 Academic Foundations: Learners achieve state academic 

standards at or above grade level.

 

CTAE-FS-3 Communications: Learners use various communication 

skills in expressing and interpreting information.

 

CTAE-FS-4 Problem Solving and Critical Thinking: Learners define   

and solve problems, and use problem-solving and 

improvement methods and tools.

 

CTAE-FS-5 Information Technology Applications: Learners use   

multiple information technology devices to   access, 

organize, process, transmit, and communicate 

information. 

 

CTAE-FS-6 Systems: Learners understand a variety of organizational 

structures and functions.

 

CTAE-FS-7 Safety, Health and Environment: Learners employ safety, 

health and environmental management systems in 

corporations and comprehend their importance to 

organizational performance and regulatory   compliance.

 

CTAE-FS-8 Leadership and Teamwork: Learners apply leadership and 

teamwork skills in collaborating with others to   accomplish organizational goals and objectives. 

 

CTAE-FS-9 Ethics and Legal Responsibilities: Learners commit to   

work ethics, behavior, and legal responsibilities in   the 

workplace.

 

CTAE-FS-10 Career Development: Learners plan and manage 

academic-career plans and employment relations.

 

CTAE-FS-11 Entrepreneurship: Learners demonstrate understanding of 

concepts, processes, and behaviors associated   with 

successful entrepreneurial performance.

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