Grade 6 -- Intro to Technology and Engineering
Introduction to Technology and Engineering is a 9-week exploratory course offered in the Middle School during the sixth grade. This course is designed to develop students’ problem solving, technological and engineering skills. Upon completion of the course, the student will be prepared to take the next step in design, construction, using both hand and power tools, as well Computer aided design programs.
Students learn to work in cooperative groups, apply the design loop to problems and construct projects and design portfolios. Students learn the basics of the technological processes and engineering principals through lab activities which require students to collect and organize data, construct prototypes and models using hand and power tools; as well as develop and present documentation.
The goal of the course is to make students aware of the technology and engineering processes used in creating our modern world.