Essay about Technology : The Study Of The Natural World

1502 Words May 1st, 2016 7 Pages
There has been an increase in attention to science in recent years because there has been a large increase in science, engineering, and technology in the workforce. Alabama has also seen the increase in jobs in those fields and is trying to set up its school systems to be stronger in the different areas. The state of Alabama believes that science, engineering, technology, and society are all interdependent and should be taught in a way that shows their connectedness. The position that they stand behind is science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education through the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI).
The definitions of the STEM acronym:
Science: The study of the natural world.
Technology: One surprise – the STEM definition for technology includes any product made by humans to meet a want or need. (So much for all technology being digital.) A chair is technology; so is a pencil. Any product kids create to solve a problem can be regarded as technology.
Engineering: The design process kids use to solve problems.
Math: The language of numbers, shapes, and quantities that seems so irrelevant to many students. (Jolly, 2014)
AMSTI is an initiative created by the Alabama Department of Education. Through this initiative, it gives schools throughout all of Alabama an opportunity for professional development, support at the schools, and science supplies. Schools/teachers are able to get lesson plans with supplies for each quarter…

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