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STEM Education Content Standards

All activities fulfill several, and in some cases all, of the National Science Education Standards and the ITEA Standards for Technological Literacy listed below. They also correlate with the Next Generation Science Standards.

National Science Education Standards, K-4 (ages 4-9)

Content Standard A: Science as Inquiry
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Understanding about scientific inquiry

Content Standard B: Physical Science
Properties of objects and materials

Content Standard E: Science and Technology
Abilities of technological design
Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans

Content Standard G: History and Nature of Science
Science as a human endeavor

Science Education Standards Grades 5-8 (ages 10-14)

Content Standard A: Science as Inquiry
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Understandings about scientific inquiry

Content Standard B: Physical Science
Motions and forces

Content Standard E: Science and Technology
Abilities of technological design
Understandings about science and technology

Content Standard F: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
Science and technology in society

Content Standard G: History and Nature of Science
Science as a human endeavor
History of science

ITEEA for Technological Literacy, All Ages

Nature of Technology
Standard 1: Students will develop an understanding of the characteristics and scope of technology.

Technology and Society
Standard 5: Students will develop an understanding of the effects of technology on the environment.
Standard 6: Students will develop an understanding of the role of society in the development and use of technology.

Design
Standard 9: Students will develop an understanding of engineering design.
Standard 10: Students will develop an understanding of the role of troubleshooting, research and development, invention and innovation, and experimentation in problem solving.

Abilities for a Technological World
Standard 11: Students will develop abilities to apply the design process.

The Designed World
Standard 20: Students will develop an understanding of and be able to select and use construction technologies.