Technology 8 curriculum outline

  • Twelve Corners Middle School

    Eighth Grade Technology Education

    Brian Darling

    brian_darling@bcsd.org

    242-5100  ext. 204


    Curriculum Topics

     

    Systems and Subsystems in Technology

    Choosing Appropriate Resources for Technological Systems

    Controlling Technological Systems

    Technology and Society: Now and in the Future

    How Technology Affects People and the Environment

    How Resources are processed by Technological Systems

    Using Systems to Solve Problems

     

    Course includes these activities

     

     

    - Drawing Engineering Unit                                    Block Design Project

              Students will be introduced to basic drawing rules and procedures. They will demonstrate their understanding by designing and building an object within the given parameters. Mechanical orthographic and isometric drawings as well as Computer Aided Drawings (CAD) will be produced.

     

     

    -   Technology Engineering Challenge:                    CO2 Dragster

              This is a hands-on problem solving unit involving the design and construction of a vehicle that is capable of achieving a goal within the specified rules. This includes the application of the Drawing Engineering Unit. Several scientific and mathematical principles and the safe use of hand tools and machines will be a focus. Car Builder: Car simulation software experience.                                                     

     

     

    -   Bio-Technology:                                                   Hydroponics Activity

              Students will grow food and flowers in a nutrient solution within the biotech lab/ greenhouse.   

    Data collection including the concentration of hydroponics growing solution, ph, Co2 levels, humidity, temperature and amount of light is collected and studied.

     

     

           

                       

    -   Extra- Curricular:

                   Invention Club, Jason Exploration Club, E-Cubed Fair, Green Thumb Club

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