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6th Grade

Engineering and Technology

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The goal of this course is to provide all students with an introduction to the principles of Engineering & Technology (hereafter referred to as E&T) and its place in the modern world. This course will also help students to use technological systems effectively in their lives, thus providing a foundation for successfully integrating their own interests with potential careers with the resources of a technological society. Exploring E&T introduces and has the student work through an engineering design process while looking at technological impacts on society. Exploring E&T reinforces the areas of math, science, social studies, and language arts through practical application and / or hands- on activities. Exposure to E&T related careers, work ethics and leadership skills will be important components in this course. At the end of this course, students will understand how engineering & technology impact them and the world around them and careers available to them in the field.

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7th Grade

Inventions and Innovations

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Invention and Innovation is designed to introduce students to the world of invention and innovation along with the Engineering Design Process. They will examine the impacts of invention and innovation on society and solve problems through research, design, and experimentation in one or more of the areas of Engineering and Technology. Students will work individually and in groups to investigate solutions to technological problems, using research, data collection, design, prototype development, and working models. Invention and Innovation reinforces the areas of math, science, social studies, and language arts through practical application and/or hands on activities. At the end of this course, students will be able to evaluate products and systems that they encounter in their daily lives and choose appropriate technologies to solve a variety of tasks. Students will be able to produce a functional invention/innovation.

This is a Project Lead the Way course- Design and Modeling

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8th Grade

Technological Systems

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course is designed for students to utilize the universal systems model including input, process, output and feedback. Students will examine various systems, such as; electrical, magnetic, mechanical, fluid, structural, natural, thermal, chemical, and information. Students will learn how various systems work together. Technological Systems reinforces the areas of math, science, social studies, and language arts through practical application and/or hands on activities. At the end of this course, students will be able to utilize the universal systems model to design and produce a technological product.

This is a Project Lead the Way Course-Automation and Robotics

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