Through interdisciplinary infusion of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics,) students will be provided an environment that motivates and encourages curiosity, critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration. The class is designed to promote high school, college and career readiness by utilizing activities in the fields of transportation, energy, automation & mechanics. The specific area of focus and exploration varies each year:
6th Grade - Students will focus on flight technologies to gain a better understanding of the following concepts: scientific method, aerodynamics, flight controls, tool safety, hand tool usage, design, ballistics, and team work skills.
7th Grade - Students will focus on problem solving, robotics, simple machines, mechanical advantage, mechanics, design, and team work skills.
8th Grade - Students will focus on hovering technologies, scale technical drawing, design, machine tool safety, machine tool usage, problem solving, and critical thinking,
This class will meet 3x/cycle for one marking period each year.
Instructor - Mr. Kevin Reilley