Technology Education 6: Introduction to Technology
This 4.5 week course is part of the Exploration rotations for 6th grade students. Course is designed to engage students with projects from construction, digital design, materials lab and rocketry (time permitting). Students can then elect a semester class of Technology Education for the 7th and 8th grade.
Technology Education 7: Inventions and Innovations
Students study the process of design within a design loop and learn technical skills in drawing. These skills are then applied when making new components for projects such as mouse trap powered cars, sublimation printed products or 3D printed objects.
Technology Education 8: Technological Systems
Students study the relationship between elements of technology. Students explore structural design, efficiency of design and document their experiences in a daily journal.
This is a HS credit course for 8th graders. Students engage in the study of computers and microprocessors and their applications to manufacturing, transportation, and communication systems. Problem-solving activities challenge students to design, program, and interface devices with computer systems. Learning activities include robotics, computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing and design, and control of electro-mechanical devices.
This course emphasizes the demonstration of problem solving strategies and communication skills through inquiry based learning using the engineering design process and the scientific method. Integration of technology along with certain met requirements will give students opportunity to industry certification and/or a STEAM certificate.
STEAM Applications is a semester-long course where students will apply the engineering design loop and scientific method of inquiry that they learned in the foundations course to authentic problems presented by competitions or community needs. To meet these challenges, students will draw upon the basic operational understanding of the following four areas: Guided Inquiry, Arts and Design, Technology Productivity and the Application of Engineering that were learned in the foundations class. Students will learn the necessary math, and science skills needed to complete these challenges.
ACT II Course
This hybrid course is offered after school in the fall semester for students interested in the class but unable to fit it into their daily schedule due to other courses. This class is a blend between 7th and 8th grade programs and offers lab time for experimentation in design and process.