Applied Science - Our Technological World 
by J.R. Blueford Ph.D.









& Math

(3 week)

Tools of Discovery,

Describing Discoveries,

Estimating, Predicting,

Linear, Volumetric, Experiments

Plotting Data, Perception

Interpreting Data, Graphing

Scientific Method, Experiments

(2 weeks)

Observation, Magnets

Light, Mechanics

Energy & Work

Electricity & Magnetism

Electric, Magnetic Forces 

Waves, Sound, & Light

Gravity, Motion

(2 weeks)

Simple Machines, Inventions

Using Simple Machines

Energy, Machines, Computers

Circuits, Train, Technology

Electro- magnets, Circuits

Laser, Microscopes

Aviation, Rockets


(1 week)

Human Made, Natural


Power Company



Light Bulbs

Conquering Space

Science is important to humans. It is a subject that teaches critical thinking and problem solving in an applied way. Applied Science is all sciences "rolled into some product or principle" that we use every day in our lives. Applied sciences can be found in many subjects. Science and math is a reminder that the two fields work together to solve problems. Physics explains the natural world into its physical relationships with one another. Technology highlights examples of how science is used in society. Built environment reflects technology's affect on the living planet.

Students learn by hands-on activities what science is and how math is very important in any study of science. Students trace the steps of some of the classic experiments in science, to learn how problems have been solved. They learn the principles of physics so they can understand the physical world. Mechanics and physical forces are the focus of modern technology. Students will see how simple machine work, as well as exploring electricity, magnets, lasers, space travel and other technologies. Students are also introduced to the effects of technology on our planet.

Science and Math - Introduces children that math is a fundamental part of all sciences from geometry to graphing. Activities are to get students to see that science is fun.

Physics - Allows students to experience different phenomena from electricity, magnetism, and gravity. Students begin to describe what is happening all around them.

Technology - Students start looking at everyday items and think about how they operate. The examples used in these units illustrate principles that students would have experienced during the physics units.

Built Environment - Students then see how the technology they worked with previously affects the society in which we live.

Universe Cycle - The Search for Our Beginning