7101PA 6th Grade Exploring Technology
This is a daily nine-week exploratory class. Exploring Technology is an activity-based course where students will learn about the subject of technology through various hands-on activities. The activities are engineering in nature, meaning that students will be using math, science and technology to build, analyze, and test solutions to specific design problems. Exploring Technology is truly a "learn-by-doing" class, in which students learn 3-D computer aided design, robotics, rocketry and space related topics.
7106PA Inventions and Innovations (7th Grade)
This course is taught daily for one semester and focuses on Design and Modeling. Design and Modeling (DM) provides students with opportunities to apply the design process to creatively solve problems. Students learn to sketch, model, and print design ideas using 3-D modeling software. Utilizing 3-D printers and power tools, students can actually build what they design. Students work together to identify design requirements, research topics, and develop solutions.
7141PA Automation and Robotics (8th Grade)
In this daily semester course Automation and Robotics (AR) allows students to learn about mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems. Students use the VEX Robotics® platform to design, build, and program real-world objects such as traffic lights, draw bridges, toll booths, and robotic arms.
7150PA Aeronautics and Engineering (8th Grade)
In this daily semester course of Aeronautics and Engineering (AE) students will design and build things that fly which may include gliders, rockets, and kites. In addition, students will create and design projects using technology such as hand tools, power tools, modeling software, and 3-D printers.