•analyze science/technology/society problems and issues that affect their home,

school, or community, and carry out a remedial course of action

•make informed consumer decisions by applying knowledge about the attributes of

particular products and making cost/benefit trade-offs to arrive at an optimal choice

•design solutions to problems involving a familiar and real context, investigate

related science concepts to determine the solution, and use mathematics to model, quantify, measure, and compute

•observe phenomena and evaluate them scientifically and mathematically by conducting a fair test of the effect of variables and using mathematical knowledge and technological tools to collect, analyze, and present data and conclusions