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Technology & Engineering Education Middle School/Junior High School Courses

10003 Technology Innovation
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Level: 5-6
Content: This is an activity-based course that focuses on innovation and provides tools and methods to empower students to use technology.
10004 Design, Technology and Engineering
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Level: 5-6
Content: This is an activity-based course that involves the design process while providing an introduction to tools and methods that will expand the range of activities possible through the use of technology.
10006 Applying Technology
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Level: 7-8
Content: This is an activity-based course addressing all 20 of the Standard for Technological Literacy using primarily a modular classroom environment.
10007 Invention and Innovation
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Level: 7-8
Content: Students participate in engineering design activities to understand how criteria, constraints and processes affect designs. Brainstorming, visualizing, modeling, constructing, testing and refining designs will be studied. This is a recommended course for all middle school programs. A state recommended course guide is available.
10008 Technological Systems
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Level: 7-8
Content: Students participate in technological systems; their design, development and connections with other systems. They create, test and evaluate systems, such as transportation, information and biotechnology systems. This is a recommended course for all middle school programs. A state recommended course guide is available.
10105 Exploring Technology
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Level: 7-8
Content: Students develop an understanding of the progression and scope of technology through exploratory experiences. Through group and individual activities, students experience ways in which technological knowledge and processes contribute to effective designs and solutions to technological problems. A state recommended course guide is available.
10107 PLTW GTT Foundation
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Level: 7-8
Content: This is a Project Lead the Way course that consists of the Automation and Robotics, Design and Modeling and Energy and the Environment units.  Students trace the history, development and influence of automation and robotics by designing, building and program solutions to existing problems.  Students are introduced to and use the design process to solve problems and understand its effect on our lives. Students will also investigate the impact of energy on our lives and on the environment and evaluate energy consumption, efficiency and sustainability.
10108 PLTW GTT Specialization
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Level: 7-8
Content: This is a Project Lead the Way course that consists of the Flight and Space, Magic of Electrons and Science of Technology units.  Students will explore the science behind aeronautics, design, build and test airfoils and use simulation software to “Experience” space travel.  Students will explore the science of electricity, behavior of atoms and sensing devices.  Students will also apply concepts in physics, chemistry and nanotechnology to STEM activities and projects.

 

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