6th Grade- Intro to Technology and Engineering



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6th Grade- Intro to Technology and Engineering

Introduction to Technology and Engineering 6th Grade is a 7 week exploratory course offered in the Middle School during the sixth grade. This course is designed to develop students’ problem solving, technological and computer literacy skills. Upon completion of the course, the student will be prepared to take the next step in using both hand and power tools, as well as more advanced computer programs.

 Students learn to work in cooperative groups, apply the design loop to problems and construct design portfolios.  Students learn to use technology with basic tools and materials. Lab activities require students to collect and organize data, construct prototypes and models; as well as develop and present documentation.

 The goal of the course is to make students aware of the transition process as it relates to industries using the sequential steps they must take to make this transition.