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Science in a Technical World
is a interdisciplinary unit (small book)-based curriculum for high school (grades 9 through 12), developed by the Education Division of the American Chemical Society, with support from the National Science Foundation. The units can be used as the primary material for a tech prep course, or as a supplement to a standard basal chemistry, biology, earth science, or physics textbook. The program is also appropriate for two-year vocational/technical schools.
Science in a Technical World takes a "hands-on, minds-on" approach, with students investigating an industry-based problems faced by science technicians in a typical work day. Each unit involves students in the solution of a science technology-related problem that might actually occur. The Carbonated Beverage Industry looks at the question: What can cause a can of cola to have an unusual (off-specifications) taste?