National Academy of Science Standards

Science and Technology Standards

The science and technology standards in establish connections between the natural and designed worlds and provide students with opportunities to develop decision-making abilities. They are not standards for technology education; rather, these standards emphasize abilities associated with the process of design and fundamental understandings about the enterprise of science and its various linkages with technology. As a complement to the abilities developed in the science as inquiry standards, these standards call for students to develop abilities to identify and state a problem, design a solution - including a cost and risk-and-benefit analysis - implement a solution, and evaluate the solution.

  • Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans
  • Abilities of technological design
  • Understanding about science and technology