Science and Technology Standards
The science and technology standards in establish connections between the natural and designed worlds and provide students with opportunities to develop decision-making abilities. They are not standards for technology education; rather, these standards emphasize abilities associated with the process of design and fundamental understandings about the enterprise of science and its various linkages with technology. As a complement to the abilities developed in the science as inquiry standards, these standards call for students to develop abilities to identify and state a problem, design a solution - including a cost and risk-and-benefit analysis - implement a solution, and evaluate the solution.
- Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans
- Abilities of technological design
- Understanding about science and technology