Robotics 6th, 7th & 8th
Grade level courses designed for students to learn LEGO MindStorms Education Systems. They will build a robot then use its dimensions to program it to move and turn precisely. The additional use of sensors will provide the opportunity for students to work on more advanced MindStorms NXT programming techniques.
Tech Design and Engineering 6th & 8th
This elective class is an early introduction to fundamental design and engineering concepts. Students will learn and engage in the steps that a designer takes in creating a product: define the problem, do background research, specify requirements, brainstorm solutions, choose the best solution, do development work, build a prototype, and test and redesign. Students will learn the basics of Sketch Up and Solid Works, the computer drafting programs that are used in the high school drafting courses. Different projects will challenge students to use their creativity and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concepts to work to solve problems and be innovative
STEAM Explorations 7th
Students will learn and actively use the Engineering Design Process to bring their designs to life. From fabrication tools to CAD and 3D printing, students are exposed to basic software, tools, and equipment found at the foundation of any CTE STEM pathway. Students will utilize design software (SketchUp), Arduinos, coding, and other tools to manufacture new products. The course will end with students using all course skills to collaboratively create a final project.
Tech Motion Graphics and Gaming 7th & 8th