Robotics, STEAM, Technology

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Academics: Robotics, STEAM, Technology

 

6th Grade Computer Science Discoveries

Focus on an introduction to Computer Science, covering topics of programming, physical computing, HTML/CSS, and data.  The curriculum from Code.org empowers students to create authentic artifacts and engage with computer science as a medium for creativity, communication, problem solving, and fun. 
Students will also refine keyboarding skills at Typing Club and practice keyboarding at home for 30 minutes per week as homework in addition to the 30 minutes per week practiced in class.  NOTE: Students who meet or exceed the OSD standard of 35 wpm at 95% accuracy will not be required to practice keyboarding at home. 

 

7th/8th Grade Robotics

Focus on an introduction to the idea of robotic engineering and basic programming through the use of the Lego NXT and EV3 robot and software platform. Throughout the course, students work with a partner in designing and creating various robots required to complete certain tasks. Students learn skills to work in a partner team and practice the prototyping and testing design process. The difficulty level of the programming and design increase as the course progresses.

7th/8th Grade STEAM Exploratory

Focus on computer programming and tech arts in a project-based format. In addition, students explore topics related to Geographical Information Systems, Robotics, and Pneumatics. Various hands-on projects related to the engineering process of prototypes and testing is integrated. Career connections are emphasized throughout this course.