Course Description: As part of their program of courses, sixth grade students will be assigned a 30-day section in the Industrial Technology Lab. Their experience will focus on beginning Engineering Concepts. This project-based program includes Research, Development, Testing, and Design.
Unit 1 Introduction
Course Description, class rules and expectations, general safety during school, in the work space, and at home. Team and partner assignments.
Unit 2 Measurement
Quick review of customary measurement using inches and feet. Learning to read and understand the engineer scale and the mechanical size rule. Sample line lengths and measurements will be practiced. Example drawings and plans will be studied.
Unit 3 Bridge Design and Construction
Students design and build a scale model paper bridge. Bridge is tested using both static and dynamic loads.
Unit 4 Tool Box
Students apply the knowledge garnered in measurement unit and lay out a pattern for the tall side of toolbox. Then, after a proper safety review, hand and power tools are used to build their boxes.
Unit 5 Drafting Tools
Students will have the opportunity to explore applications of basic drafting techniques. Lettering, numbers and Gothic print will be shown and practiced. Exposure to use of triangles, T-square, and drafting board will be part of this unit.
Unit 6 Extra and Supplemental
Some time will be used for program opportunities offered next year as well as misc. assignments that might not be offered to all wheel classes due to time constraints such as minimum days, field trips, assemblies, etc.