# STEM Unit: Maglev / Balsa Glider / Investigating Optics

**Science Concepts**

**Magnetism** – Magnetism is one of the terms in science that is causing a
phenomenon where an object
can be attracted or repelled due to force of magnet.

**Space** – Space is one of the terms in that is always three-dimensional
extent to where the object is being parted to the events and positions and the
term space also have something to do with four-dimensional object called space
time.

**Force and Motion** – Force and motion these two factors are the
concept of a so called “move”, Once you made a move then you do create a motion
and the force is the excess energy towards an object.

**Center of Gravity / Pressure** – Center of gravity / pressure, occurs when a
move was done because the pressure is exerted and so as the center of the
gravity.

**Aerodynamics** – Aerodynamics is a study between solid material and gas
interacting with each other.

**Energy Transformations** – Energy transformations, **are process of conversion of
energy for example chemical to kinetic, potential to mechanical.**

**Measurement understanding Motion** – Measurement understanding motion refers to
“momentum” which is associated with measuring the motion and it is so essential
to understand it defines the everyday practices.

**Technology Concepts**

**Design Processes** – Design processes, are process by means of
studying the project at the same time taking steps to correct the wrongs such
as evaluation, researching designing and re-designing, maintenance and a
solution if there’s a problem.

**Social Perspectives** – The 3 major perspective of sociology are
functionalist, interactionist and also conflict.

**Friction Reduction** – an act reducing the friction by making rough
surface smooth and smooth surface rough.

**Problem Solving** – Is a process of thinking and processing a
solution to have more fundamental skills while searching or working for an
answer/solution.

Construction Techniques –a process of building and designing with advance knowledge in construction. For example, is architecture.

**Materials Science** – These
are the materials needed like paper, metals, ceramics, plastic, woods that are
technically have different properties which can lead to new experimented ideas/
new applications.

**Historical Perspectives** –an act of comprehending between people in the
past and people whose alive and in the present. It is also an art of understanding people
mindset in historical perspectives.

**Engineering Concepts**

**Problem Solving** –is scientific method that is applied in
engineering where you find the answer to a problem or a solution to an
equation. The solution maybe in terms of a project, a new or old method and
etc.

**Modelling** – is the act of designing and manufacturing in terms of
engineering which you are creating a product that is either needed or wanted by
people. The System modelling is making unique ideas to communicate accordingly
to customers.

**Technological Design** –combination of technical and engineering
design to create a solution to a problem.

**Scale and Structure** –these are under the study of engineering where
one must be trained to be balance in order to understand/ comprehend and
calculate the stability of a work (structures) or buildings.

**Maths Concepts**

**Integers Measuring Time** – Integers measuring time is a dimensional term
where in you tend to measure time, lapse and intervals. An Integer is a basically
whole number that shows a positive or negative value.

**Using Formulas** – Using
a formula is essential because if not for rules it is also a guide and it can
make a difficult equation easy to understand.

**Proportions** – Proportions work through Balancing through using cross in problems. By computing it we
must multiply means and extremes.

**Ratios** – Surface area are multiplying or dividing different terms by
means of non-zero number will eventually give an outcome of equal ratio.

**Surface Area** – Surface area is the added total area of an object or space. Or
rather the place around an object measured.

**Measurements** – Measurements, Unit of measurements like Length and width is **measured **in meters,
centimeters, millimeters, centimeter.

**Geometric Shapes** – Geometric shapes are geometric figures that
shows orientation in means of triangles, square, circle, pentagons, decagons,
ellipse and many more.

**Symmetry** – Symmetry **is the art of flipping, sliding and turning,
there is actually two main symmetry which are **Rotational **and **Point **Symmetry**.

**Algebra** – Algebra **is one of the terms **in **mathematics **is
associated in signs, symbols, function, relations, equation and in showing
numbers through variables.

**Fractions** – Fractions **are basic term in math where it is in the
middle of 1 and 0. Also the parts or fraction are numerator and denominator.**

**Life Skills / Career Links**

**Aerospace** – Aerospace are employed workers that the job is to build
aircrafts, national defenses and space crafts. They work for engaging,
manufacturing and managing analysis and design, developing and researching is
also their responsibilities.

**Aeronautical Engineering** – Aeronautical engineering, they are
responsible for designing, manufacturing, maintaining and modifying military
and civil aircraft, aeronautical system and etc.

**Meteorology** – Meteorology is the study of atmosphere where the mainly focus
is on the weather and forecast. They are the one whose observing for
meteorological that is defined as phenomenon that can explain by science.

**Atmospheric Science** – Atmospheric science is a study in atmosphere
where they process on the effects of the other system the atmosphere has.

**Critical Thinking** – Critical thinking, are mainly about understanding
critically before forming a judgement, are usually form by facts but there are
different kinds of Critical
thinking evidences and structures such as skeptical, rational, evaluation of
factual and evidence unbiased analysis.

**Photonics** – Photonics is a study in physical science where in t focuses on
light generation, manipulation, detection, amplification, switching, sensing,
transmission, modulation and emission.

**Social Communication** – Social communication are language form from
social contexts and emphasizing social interaction, pragmatics, language
processing and social cognition.

**Assessments** – There are different kind of assessment such as formative **assessment **holds
up a diagnostic **assessment**. Diagnostic **assessment **which are for
measuring the knowledge of a student or either a normal person. And lastly is
self-assessment where they are testing/ assessing themselves as a person.