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Terms from all 10 Units of the STEM Curriculum

biomass organic matter used as a fuel, especially in a power station for the generation of electricity
consumption the using up of a resource
energy power derived from the utilization of physical or chemical resources, especially to provide light and heat or to work machines
fuel cell a cell producing an electric current directly from a chemical reaction
geothermal energy produced by the internal heat of the earth
nuclear the energy released during nuclear fission or fusion, especially when used to generate electricity
pollution the presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance or thing that has harmful or poisonous effects
power supply (a device) with mechanical or electrical energy
solar energy derived from the sun's rays
Luxury The state of great comfort and extravagant living
Midden A dunghill or refuse heap
Natural resources Materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain
Necessity The fact of being required or indispensable
Population All the inhabitants of a particular town, area, or country
Recycling Convert waste into reusable material.
Sustainability Of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged
Sustainable design The philosophy of designing physical objects, the built environment and services to comply with the principles of economic, social, and ecological sustainability
Waste disposal Proper disposition of a discarded or discharged material in accordance with local environmental guidelines or laws
Virus A piece of code that is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data
WWW World Wide Web; a system of interlinked hypertext documents contained on the Internet
Career An occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person's life and with opportunities for progress
Emerging Become apparent, important, or prominent. To move out of or away from something and come into view.
Innovations A new method, idea, or product
Leadership The action of leading a group of people or an organization
Learning style An individual’s mode of gaining knowledge, esp. a preferred or best method
OSHA Abbreviation. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Policy A proposed or adopted course or principle of action
Procedures An established or official way of doing something
Technology The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes
Workforce All the people working or available to work, as in a nation, company, industry, or on a project
Applications Computer programs with a user interface
Boolean Search Logic Combining words and phrases using the words AND, OR, NOT and NEAR (otherwise known as Boolean operators) to limit, widen, or define your Internet search
Browser A program that accesses and displays files and other data available on the Internet and other networks
Communication The imparting or exchanging of information or news
CPU (Central Processing Unit) The key component of a computer system, which contains the circuitry necessary to interpret and execute program instructions
Digital Camera Camera that records and stores digital images
Digital Video Camera A video camera is a camera used for electronic motion picture acquisition, initially developed by the television industry but now common in other applications as well
Download To copy data from one computer system to another or to a disk
E-Mail To communicate electronically on the computer
Hardware The machines, wiring, and other physical components of a computer or other electronic system
HTML Hypertext Markup Language, a standardized system for tagging text files to achieve font, color, graphic, and hyperlink effects on World Wide Web pages
Hyperlink A link from a hypertext file or document to another location or file, typically activated by clicking on a highlighted word or image on the screen
Internet An international computer network providing e-mail and information from computers in educational institutions, government agencies, and industry, accessible to the general public via modem links
Science The intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment
Software The programs and other operating information used by a computer
Surf To browse the Internet; look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular
Technology The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes
URL Uniform Resource Locator; a location or address identifying where documents can be found on the Internet; a Web address
Virus A piece of code that is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data
WWW World Wide Web; a system of interlinked hypertext documents contained on the Internet
Analyze Examine methodically and in detail the constitution or structure of (something, esp. information), typically for purposes of explanation and interpretation.
Assessment The evaluation or estimation of the nature, quality, or ability of someone or something
Brainstorm A spontaneous group discussion to produce ideas and ways of solving problems
Criteria A principle or standard by which something may be judged or decided
Data Facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis
Design A plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or workings of a building, garment, or other object before it is built or made
Design process A decision-making process surrounds any design (Links to an external site.)
Goals The objects of a person's ambition or effort; an aim or desired result
Implement To put into effect
Innovation A new method, idea, product, etc.
Model A three-dimensional representation of a person or thing or of a proposed structure, typically on a smaller scale than the original
Process A series of actions or steps taken to achieve an end
Quality assurance The maintenance of a desired level of quality in a service or product
Specify Identify clearly and definitely.
Attributes A quality or feature regarded as a characteristic or inherent part of someone or something
Axis An imaginary straight line passing through the center of a symmetrical solid and about which a plane figure can be conceived as rotating to generate the solid
CAD Computer-aided design
Dimensions Cut or shape an object to particular measurements
Drafting To draw the outlines or plan of; sketch
Engineer A person who designs, builds, or maintains engines, machines, or public works
Interact Act in such a way as to have an effect on another
Isometric View Isometric projection is a form of graphical projection, more specifically, a form of axonometric projection.
Measurement The size, length, or amount of something, as established by measuring
Monochrome Consisting of or displaying images in black and white or in varying tones of only one color
Orbit The curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet, or moon, esp. a periodic elliptical revolution
Orthographic View A camera view that shows one side of an object or scene (front, side, top, back, and so on) so it appears projected on a plane without the effect of perspective
Perspective View An approximate representation, on a flat surface (such as paper), of an image as it is seen by the eye
Plans A detailed proposal for doing or achieving something
Scale A system of ordered marks at fixed intervals used as a reference standard in measurement
Garbage in-Garbage out This term refers to the fact that computers will process nonsensical, faulty or incomplete input data and produce nonsensical, faulty or incomplete output.
Logic Reasoning conducted or assessed according to strict principles of validity
Program Provide a computer or other machine with coded instructions for the automatic performance of a particular task.
Robot A machine capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically
Budget An estimate, often itemized, of expected income and expensefor a given period in the future
Consumer A person who purchases goods and services for personal use
Credit Time allowed for payment for goods or services obtained on trust
Economy The wealth and resources of a country or region, esp. in terms of the production and consumption of goods and services
Finance Provide funding for a person or enterprise.
Interest A sum paid or charged for the use of money or for borrowing money
Investor Someone who commits capital in order to gain financial returns
Literate Having knowledge or skill in a specified field
Producer A person, company, or country that makes, grows, or supplies goods or commodities for sale
Profit A financial gain, esp. the difference between the amount earned and the amount spent in buying, operating, or producing something
Concentration The action or power of focusing one's attention or mental effort
Consistency Conformity in the application of something, typically that which is necessary for the sake of logic, accuracy, or fairness
Creativity The use of the imagination or original ideas, esp. in the production of an artistic work
Dedication Complete and wholehearted devotion, especially to a career, ideal, etc.
Dependability The quality of being trustworthy and reliable
Drive To carry vigorously through
Duty A moral or legal obligation; a responsibility
Enthusiasm Intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval
Fairness Free from bias, dishonesty, or injustice
Flexibility Ability to adapt to new circumstances
Honesty Fairness and straightforwardness of conduct
Honor Regard with great respect
Humility A modest or low view of one's own importance; humbleness
Initiative The ability to assess and initiate things independently
Integrity The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness
Optimism Hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something
Professionalism The competence or skill expected of a professional
Respect A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements
Self-control The ability to control oneself, in particular one's emotions and desires or the expression of them in one's behavior, esp. in difficult situations
Self-discipline The ability to control one's feelings and overcome one's weaknesses; the ability to pursue what one thinks is right despite temptations to abandon it
Self-esteem Confidence in one's own worth or abilities; self-respect
Sense of humor The trait of appreciating and being able to express the humorous
Sociability the relative tendency or disposition to be sociable or associate with one's fellows.
Wisdom The quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise.
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