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National Science Standards, Grades 9–12

Content Standard A: Science as Inquiry

  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
  • Understandings about scientific inquiry

Content Standard B: Physical Sciences

  • Motions and Forces

Content Standard E: Science and Technology

  • Abilities of technological design
  • Understandings about science and technology

Content Standard G: History and Nature of Science

  • Science as a human endeavor
  • Nature of scientific knowledge

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Grades 9–12

Problem Solving, Communication, Connection and Representation:

  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Connection
  • Representation

Hands-on Mathematics:

  • Numbers and Operations
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Measurement

National Education Technology Standards and Performance Indicators for Students

  1. Creativity and Innovation: Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
    1. create original works as a means of personal or group expression
    2. use models and simulations to explore more complex situations
    3. identify trends and forecast possibilities
  2. Research and Information Fluency: Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
    1. plan strategies to guide inquiry
    2. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media
    3. process data and report results
  3. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making: Students use critical thinking skills to conduct research, manage problems, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools.
    1. identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation
    2. plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project
    3. collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions
    4. use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions

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