Middle School Engineering / Technology Curricula

Grade Level: 6
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6th Grade - Engineering/Technology - Carnival Tycoon Challenge During this 18-week 6th grade course, students will explore the engineering design process and entrepreneurial thinking in the context of a carnival. The course begins with students making a sales pitch for a new carnival food stand based on market research. Students then run experiments using a pneumatic catapult, and they must design a new carnival game board with appropriate odds of winning. Then, after some skills development in engineering drawing, they re-design the catapult cradle to change the performance characteristics of their carnival game. Students will incorporate math and science content, including data representation, probability, experimental procedures, profit calculations, drawing, and measurement. Monday, February 1, 2016 Request this Module
Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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6th-12th Grade - Engineering/Technology - Electronic Engineering Design Process Log The electronic Engineering Design Process Log (eEDPL) is a resource that can be used for Engineering Design Process documentation.  The log was designed to be used as the engineering notebook for the AMP-IT-UP STEM-ID courses, but can be used for any engineering program.  The download for the eEDPL includes: Excel version of the eEDPL (a macro enable document so you need to make sure you allow macros), Google sheet version of the eEDPL, an example of a complete eEDPL, a video series explaining how the example was completed, rubrics for teachers to use as a measure of student growth (not designed for grading), student checklists for the eEDPL based on the rubric standard, and AMP-IT-UP Engineering Design Process poster. Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Request this Module
Grade Level: 7
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7th Grade - Engineering/Technology - Flight of Fancy Challenge During this 18-week 7th grade course, students will pose as new airline companies and redesign airplanes to be more comfortable, profitable, and environmentally friendly.  This will be accomplished through a series of challenges, starting with a test flight of different Styrofoam gliders. Students will then examine interior layouts, learn 3D modeling in IronCAD, and finally, re-design a plane using a balsa glider as a model.  In addition, students will incorporate math and science content, including measurement, proper experimental procedure, data analysis, and profit calculations. Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Request this Module
Grade Level: 8
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8th Grade - Engineering/Technology - Robot Rescue Challenge During this 18-week 8th grade course, students will use further their understanding of the engineering design process and entrepreneurship. The course begins with a short design challenge, requiring the students to design and 3D print a cell-phone holder.  Students then conduct experiments using a bio-inspired walking robot. The course ends with an open-ended challenge to design a rescue robot capable of navigating variable terrain.  During these challenges, students will use LEGO® MINDSTORM NXT, 3D CAD modeling software, and 3D printing technologies.  In addition, students will incorporate math and science content, including modeling, data analysis, scientific procedure, friction, and systems thinking.  Monday, February 1, 2016 Request this Module