Industrial Technology

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Sixth Grade Seventh Grade Eighth Grade
• Industrial Technology I/II • Industrial Technology I/II • Industrial Technology I/II
  • Lego Robotics • Lego Robotics

 

Industrial Technology I/II

Course Title:
Industrial Technology I/II

Grade Level:
6, 7, 8

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:
Industrial Technology classes at FMS lend students the opportunity to learn and think creatively. Students take part in many different hands-on projects including traditional woodworking to complex engineering case studies. Projects include building birdhouses and toy boats, model car crash simulations, ping-pong shooters, metal casting, folding stools, scale model bridges and co2-powered cars. The projects are designed to teach students the benefits and appreciation of different tool operations and thinking creatively as a team.  

Lego Robotics

Course Title:
Lego Robotics

Grade Level:
7, 8

Course Duration:
One Semester

Course Description:
This is a beginning course in robotics. We will be utilizing Lego Mindstorm kits, Robolab software, and various Lego Robotics materials. The objective of this course is to introduce the student to basic programming as well as problem-solving strategies. This course will involve students in the development, building, and programming of a LEGO Mindstorm robot. Students will work hands-on in teams to design, build, program and document their progress. Topics may include motor control, gear ratios, torque, friction, sensors, timing, program loops, logic gates, decision-making, timing sequences and propulsion systems.