STEM And Problem Solving

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are active components in the real world. This course will outline how to apply the concepts and principles of scientific inquiry, encouraging the use of problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to produce viable solutions to problems. Students will learn the scientific method, how to use analytical tools and techniques, how to construct tests and evaluate data, and how to review and understand statistical information. This course is designed to help students understand what we mean by problem solving and to help understand and develop skills and techniques to create solutions to problems. Advanced problem-solving skills are necessary in all science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines and career paths. This problem-solving course stresses analytic skills to properly format problem statements, use of the scientific method to investigate problems, the use of quantitative and qualitative approaches to construct tests, and an introduction to reviewing and interpreting statistical information.

Major Concepts:

  • Introduction to Problem Solving

  • Analyze Solutions in a Team Setting, Implement Strategy, and Review Results

  • Professional Research and the Scientific Method

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

  • Syllogisms and Fallacies

  • Design a Research Project

  • Reviewing and Interpreting Statistical Information and Research Data

Grade 9-12
One Semester