Technology Engineering Ed.

Mr. Oswald

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8/21: First Day of School

8/31: NO SCHOOL - Institute Day

9/3: NO SCHOOL - Labor Day

9/5: 6th Grade Curriculum Night

9/13: 7th & 8th Grade Curriculum Night

10/8: NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day

11/1: Parent/Teacher Conferences

11/5: NO SCHOOL- Parent Teacher Conferences

11/6: NO SCHOOL - General Election

11/21 - 11/23: NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Break

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Mr. Oswald


Manufacturing Technology

8TH GRADE - Semester

This course students will explore areas of manufacturing; including safety, materials, tools, machinery, processes, and related careers. Students will use wood and plastic as primary materials for the production of various projects to be taken home. (A small lab fee is required.)

Units of Study

  • General & Machine Safety
  • Hand Tools & Power Tools
  • Design & Project Planning
  • Finishing
  • Manufacturing

Energy & the Environment (EE - PLTW)

8TH GRADE - Semester

Students investigate the impact of energy on our lives and the environment. They design and model alternative energy sources and participate in an energy expo to demonstrate energy concepts and innovative ideas. Students evaluate ways to reduce energy consumption through energy efficiency and sustainability. Students will use a robotics platform to explore, develop, and build programs to problem solve. (A small lab fee is required.)

Units of Study

  • Lesson 1: Investigating Energy
  • Lesson 2: Sustainable Energy
  • Lesson 3: Making am Impact

Automation Robotics (AR - PLTW)

7TH GRADE - Semester

Students will trace the history, development, and influence of automation and robotics. They learn about mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation and computer control systems. Students use a robust robotics platform to design, build, and program a solution to solve an existing problem. (A small lab fee is required.)

Units of Study

  • Lesson 1: What is Automation and Robotics?
  • Lesson 2: Mechanical Systems
  • Lesson 3: Automated Systems

Design & Modeling (DM - PLTW)

6TH GRADE - Semester

In this course, students begin to recognize the value of an engineering notebook to document and capture their ideas. They are introduced to and use the design process to solve problems and understand the influence that creative and innovative design has on our lives. Students use industry standard 3D modeling software to create a virtual image of their designs and produce a portfolio to showcase their creative solutions. (A small lab fee is required.)

Units of Study

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Design
  • Lesson 2: Modeling and Statistical Analysis
  • Lesson 3: Design Challenge