8th grade robotics
This course’s purpose is to introduce computational thinking skills through the manipulation of text, graphics, sound, and movement with a focus on design thinking and applications to robotic systems. The class will introduce digital imaging, file and information management, 3D design with OnShape and SketchUp, engineering principles, and programming in Java. The course will also reinforce communication skills and fluency with desktop publishing and productivity software with common office applications. In addition, students will follow the FIRST Tech Challenge curriculum to design, build, and compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition.