Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Cluster
CIMC supports instructors and programs in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics career cluster by providing a variety of instructional materials, ranging from career exploration to occupational preparation. Some of our related resources are featured below. Many others are available. To learn more, or to order any of these materials, contact our customer service department at 800.654.4502 or by e-mail, or use our online catalog.
Career Focus: STEM Careers
The latest addition to our Career Focus series, Career Focus STEM Careers is a career exploration and preparation guide. This full-color, magazine-style publication combines essential career guidance with web activities and “skill builder” opportunities to help prepare students for college and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Articles include:
- Identifying Possible STEM Careers
- Highest Pay in STEM
- STEM Careers You Might Not Have Thought About
- Individual Career Plans
- Career Clusters and Pathways
- Online Tools for Career Planning and Preparation
- Getting Ready for College
- Finding Job Opportunities
- Managing Your Digital Dirt
- Strategies for Networking
- Career Myths and Realities
- CareerTech Champions in Science
- Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Chemistry of Food
The Chemistry of Food curriculum provides a study of food science with an emphasis on chemistry principles and investigation. This curriculum focuses on how food and science are inter-related and employs scientific investigation and labs using foods to reinforce and support written objectives. The student curriculum is available in two parts - a textbook, and a workbook with consumable pages.
- Public Health and Food Safety
- Lab Equipment, Measurement, and Safety
- Basic Principles of Chemistry
- Properties of Water
- Acids and Bases
- Enzymes and Food Preparation
- Additives and Preservation
- Nutrition and the Body
- Making Healthy Food Choices
- Food Lab Safety
- Handling and Storing Food
- Using Recipes
- Food Science Principles in Baking
- Proteins in the Diet
- Grains and Legumes
- Milk and Dairy Products
- Vegetables and Fruits
- Lipids in the Diet
- Exploring Food Science Careers
We are offering unit 6, "Enzymes and Food Preparation," as a free sample for you to download.
Technology Learning Activities
CIMC has several new and updated Technology Learning Activities available.
Geology and Geography introduces concepts/topics such as maps and map reading, continents, landforms, parts of the earth, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, rocks, minerals, gemstones, GIS, GPS. geotracking, and human/cultural geography. It also expands the bridge-building activities our Structural Engineering TLA to include online design, construction, and testing. Geology and Geography is crosswalked to the Oklahoma PASS Skills, the ITEA Technology Standards, and the Earth Science Literacy Principles. Careers in these areas are also introduced.
Environmental Technologies explores issues impacting the environment and related technologies. Topics include climate change, energy alternatives, green construction, and more. The climate change lesson is provided as a free sample to download.
Environmental Technologies sample (PDF file, 4.5 MB)
The Science and Technology of Food looks at acids and bases, turning food to energy, preservation techniques, food security, enzymes and more. Lesson four, "Eating Healthy," is available as a free sample.
The Science and Technology of Food sample (PDF file, 5.34 MB)
Multimedia includes information about photography, simple animations, video, presentations, desktop publishing and more. The lesson on digital imaging and photography is presented in this sample.
Multimedia sample (PDF file, 6.44 MB)
Safety Design Briefs is a revision of our previous curriculum, with the addition of new tools. Tools covered in Safety Design Briefs include the air nailer, band saw, belt sander, biscuit joiner, circular saw, Dremel® Rotary Tool, drill press, jigsaw, jointer, portable drill, router, scroll saw, sliding compound miter saw, table saw, and wood lathe. Basic lab safety is also covered. We are providing the lesson on the air nailer as a free sample.
Safety Design Briefs sample (PDF file, 2.6 MB)
Structural Engineering is a revision of our existing curriculum and provides updated activities and information. Measurement, engineering, disasters, and more are covered. Lesson one, "Measuring," is provided as a sample.
Structural Engineering sample (PDF file, 7.31 MB)
Aerospace and Flight is a revision of our previous curriculum with new and enhanced activities, websites, and information. Topics covered include history and theory of flight, Bernoulli's principle, space travel, and more. Lesson two, "Theory of Flight," is our free sample.
Aerospace and Flight sample (PDF file, 5.86 MB)
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources is an introduction to agricultural products and processes. Information is provided on food processing, plant science, animal science, natural resources, and more. The lesson on food products and processing is provided here.
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources sample (PDF file, 5.22 MB)
Introduction to Natural Resources
Introduction to Natural Resources is designed for secondary students who are interested in learning about renewable and nonrenewable natural resources, how we can protect our environment, and the various careers and technologies available in the natural resources area. Unit topics include: outdoor safety and first aid, natural resources and conservation, water resource management, land management, air resource management, energy resources, forestry, wildlife management, wildlife habitats, and outdoor recreation.
Introduction to Natural Resources covers the Science and Math pathways in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics cluster.
Math Concepts for Welding
This CD was designed for use with our Welding Series. Lessons and test items included on the CD can be used for student review and assessment. Math Concepts for Welding helps show students the relevance of taking advanced math courses in high school, and shows where advanced math concepts are taught and applied by students in welding programs.
Math Concepts for Welding covers the Science and Math pathways in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics cluster.