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Exploring Engineering & Technology, Invention & Innovation

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Invention and Innovation, Grade 7

Invention and Innovation is designed to introduce students to the world of invention and innovation along with the Engineering Design Process. They will examine the impacts of invention and innovation on society and solve problems through research, design, andexperimentation in one or more of the areas of Engineering and Technology. Students will work individually and in groups to investigate solutions to technological problems, using research,data collection, design, prototype development, and working models. Invention and Innovation reinforces the areas of math, science, social studies, and language arts through practical application and/or hands on activities.

At the end of this course, students will be able to evaluate products and systems that they encounter in their daily lives and choose appropriate technologies to solve a variety of tasks. Students will be able to produce a functional invention/innovation.

 

 

Technological Systems

This course is designed for students to utilize the universal systems model including input, process, output and feedback.  Students will examine various systems, such as; electrical, magnetic, mechanical, fluid, structural, natural, thermal, chemical, and information.  Students will learn how various systems work together.  Technological Systems reinforces the areas of math, science, social studies, and language arts through practical application and/or hands on activities.  
 
At the end of this course, students will be able to utilize the universal systems model to design and produce a technological product.