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Kwanza Davis

STEM (Section 1)

What is STEM? The S in STEM stands for science. Science is the intellectual and

practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structural and behavior of the

physical and experiment. (https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/science) Science is important

because it helps form the world we live in today and makes life easier, faster, and safer. Without

the usage of the science field, we wouldnt have jobs such as biochemists, conservationists, and

environmental scientist.

The T in STEM stand for technology. Technology is the machinery and equipment

developed from the application of scientific knowledge. The importance of technology is that it

makes it easier to use, create, manage, and exchange information. Careers that utilize technology

is Computer Programmers, Computer Network Architect, and Computer Science.

In STEM, the E stands for engineering. Engineering is the branch of science and

technology involved with the design, building, and use of engines, machines, and structures.

Without the innovation of engineering, the buildings, cars, and other machinery we have now, we

wouldnt have it and wouldnt be able to use it the way we do. Careers that associate with

engineering are Electrical, Manufacturing, and Nuclear Engineering.

The last letter of STEM, M, stand for mathematics. Mathematics is the abstract science

of number, quality, and space. Mathematics may be studied in its own right, or as it is applied to

other disciplines such as physics and engineering. Mathematics is important because

mathematics makes our life orderly and using mathematics prevents chaos. Careers that use

mathematics are mathematical Biophysicist, Statistician, and Budget Analyst.


Relation of STEM (Section 2)

How is each part of STEM related to each other? In all four subjects, Science,

Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, they aim to advance inquiring minds, logical

reasoning and collaboration skills. All forms of STEM have certain characteristics they want to

be applied. For instance, science and technology has it practical application of science and

knowledge and discoveries. Technology and engineering has the practical application of

engineering designs and products. Engineering and science has to apply scientific principles to

research and development. STEM will continuously relate back to each other because if science

is the study of collecting data through a systematic process and technology is where we apply

science to create things, so we can solve problems and do certain tasks. Engineering relates to

mathematics because engineering is all about the development of new technologies are all about

problem solving. Engineering involves applying scientific and mathematical knowledge to

design, operate objects, systems, and processes to help solve problems or reach goals.

Mathematics relates to science because both content areas rely on similar problem solving

approach and tools such as observation, comparison, measurements, and communication.

Technology and engineering are related because engineering strives to design and manufacture

useful devices and efficacy in the world. Mathematics and technology are related due to

technology being the practical application and being that technology had been around for two

hundred years when a mathematic teacher began to use an abacus in their classroom. STEM has

steps where no matter what youre doing, they apply to all. They have the characteristics that you

have to know and have to apply to all.

STEMs Encounter in Our Daily Life (Section 3)


Where do we use STEM in our daily lives? We use science in everything. Science is the

branch of knowledge. We use science when it comes to cleaning. Most cleaning solutions we use

when were cleaning our home or car has certain chemicals that we have to know how to use or

what to do when using it. Those chemicals can either harm us to have little to effect on us. We

also use science for cooking. Cooking

We use technology when we pull out our phone and connect to someone elses phone to

send a text or make a call. We use technology when we turn on the television with a small, hand

sized machinery called a remote and press down a button to activate the television. Everything

thats built has to adapt to the century were living in. When we try to connect out bluetooth to

our phone, thats technology. Everyone has a cellphone or house phone and we continue to use

the on a daily basis.

Engineering, the chair we sit in was once engineered or the pen we pick up to write with

is engineered. Engineering is everywhere and we use it for everyday living. For example, a

freshly modeled 2018 car is being engineered and sold right now. Everything that we use

continues to improve because of the engineering process. Engineering is used when we lean back

on a firm, structured wall and the wall doesnt go through, or when we sit down in a chair

without having to test its durability. Everything we use from toothbrushes to couches is

engineered.

Mathematics is a study we learn since preschool, when the teacher asked us whats one

plus one? Mathematics is not all just addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division.

Mathematics is the abstract science of numbers, quantity, and space.

(https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/mathematics) We use mathematics when we


calculate how much sugar is needed for our Kool-Aid, or how much gas well need to fill up our

gas tank.

STEM is the study form we use all the time without the knowledge or understanding of

STEM.

Careers and STEM (Section 4)

A career field that uses STEM is a biochemist. A biochemist is used to research or study

chemical composition and the processes of living organisms that affect vital processes, such as

growth and aging to determine chemical actions and effects on organisms such as the actions of

drugs, food, or other substance on the body functions and tissues.

A biochemist uses science because it develops and executes tests to detect diseases,

genetic disorders, and any other abnormalities. They use technology and engineering by

designing and building laboratory equipment needed for special research projects and for the

development of new chemicals products that can be used by a multitude of companies and

individuals. They use mathematics for knowing the measurements of how much chemicals goes

into medication and the size and shape of the prescribed medication.

Another career that uses STEM is a nuclear engineer. A nuclear engineer research and

develop processes, instruments and systems used to derive benefits from nuclear energy and

radiation. It applies to technology and engineering because they design many machinery that use

today, such as x-rays and MRIs to help diagnose illnesses and diseases. They use mathematics

because they need computer codes for the instrumentation and control, (I&C) area. They also use

mathematics for neutron transport, shielding work, nuclear criticality, and other nuclear safety.

The usage of science in this career field is important because they use science for the
development of star power of nuclear fission, which is an alternative energy source with

unlimited potential and little waste.