Dr. Ramirez provides support for a very intriguing way of instructing students on science, specifically technological inventions. As an elementary education major, we often discuss ways in which we can create cross-curricular lessons. Ramirez demonstrates a way in which science and history can be taught together. By looking at the past, and how particular inventions have shaped the culture, individuals can then begin to infer the implications of new technology introduced today. In my future classroom, I wish to encourage independent thinkers who can view issues and societal matters with a competent lense of scientific, historical, and cultural understanding. By using history in the STEAM setting, I can help students understand how inventions and advancements impact the world. I think it is important that students do not come to see science or STEAM as a singular entity, completely separated from history or culture. STEAM should be presented in a manner that connects it to all content areas as well as the world students live in. As Ramirez seems to imply, this added connection of history, provides more meaning and depth to the content, leading to greater connections and hopefully as a result, higher rates of retention.