Students will meet the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) criteria as they fabricate a series of projects. Students will use the Design and Modeling unit from the Pre-Engineering Gateway to Technology curriculum. Students will become familiar with a variety of engineering and related careers through problem-solving projects.
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Gateway is a middle school program designed to help students explore STEM subjects. By engaging in hands on, real-world projects, students understand how the skills they learn can be applied in everyday life. Students will work cooperatively as a class or in small groups as they integrate mathematics, science, technology, and language arts skills to solve complex problems.
Seventh grade students will be introduced to Design and Modeling. This is an exploratory class for nine weeks only.
- Students are introduced to and use the design process to solve problems and understand the influence that creative and innovative design has on our lives.
- Students sketch and use 3D modeling software to create a virtual image of their designs.
- Students build prototypes of designs using the engineering design process
- Students test designs by collecting data and analyzing results
Most assignments are in OneNote. In this class, academic feedback is provided for all students on PowerSchool. For it to be effective, I highly encourage that all parents and students check PowerSchool at least once a week. Beyond this, if concerns or questions should arise, students should speak with me in a timely manner. I am here to offer help and support so you can feel successful in this class.