Engineering requires higher-order application of core content in science, mathematics and technology to authentic problem solving. Engineering, inquiry-based problem-solving investigations align to the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) in the Nature of Science Body of Knowledge Big Ideas as well as content area standards for the topic of the investigation. Concurrently, several Common Core State Standards for both Mathematics and English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects are addressed in the completion and presentation of an inquiry investigation. In order to prepare students for the future and to maintain high academic standards we must provide ALL students with integrated STEM project-based learning opportunities. Engineering solutions to authentic problems builds rigor, relevance and perseverance required for college and career.
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