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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Grade 9 - 12, Engineering Applications, 2009

1.) Analyze a specific engineering design that involves live and dead loads for tension, compression, shear, and torsion.

2.) Explain engineering properties of materials used in structures, including elasticity, plasticity, thermal conductivity, and density.

3.) Describe processes, procedures, common tools, and measurement devices used in construction, including working drawings and procedural lists.

4.) Identify factors that affect the design and construction of structures, including zoning laws, building codes, and professional standards.

5.) Describe the interrelationships between transportation and technology.

•  Explaining the interconnectedness of manufacturing, communications, construction, and infrastructure as they relate to transportation
•  Identifying advances in various transportation modes that lead to more efficient delivery of goods and services
•  Comparing intelligent and nonintelligent transportation systems designs
6.) Critique components of digital and analog communication systems for effectiveness, including source, encoder, transmitter, media, receiver, decoder, storage, retrieval, and destination.

7.) Illustrate the use of laser and fiber-optic technologies in communications.

•  Explaining properties of light, including reflection, refraction, dispersion additive, and subtractive color theory
8.) Explain the manufacturing processes of casting and molding, forming, separating, conditioning, assembling, and finishing of various engineering products.

9.) Demonstrate the safe use and selection of tools, procedures, and equipment in the manufacturing process of products, including hand tools, power tools, computer-aided manufacturing techniques, and three-dimensional modeling.

10.) Explain the process of programming a robotic action utilizing multiple axes of movement.

11.) Describe the operation and programming of computer numerical control (CNC) machines.

12.) Describe the historical development of biotechnical engineering and its integration with scientific principles to improve society.

13.) Explain how biotechnically engineered products have applications in agriculture, the environment, and medicine.

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