Through hands-on projects, students explore the science of electricity, behavior and parts of atoms, and sensing devices. Students acquire knowledge and skills in basic circuitry design and examine the impact of electricity on our lives. Teachers must attend a 1-week training prior to teaching this course.
In this course, students trace the history, development and influence of automation and robotics. They learn about mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation and computer control systems. Students use a robust robotics platform to design, build and program a solution to solve an existing problem. Teachers must attend a 1-week training prior to teaching this course.
This middle school course is designed to introduce students to business computer programs. These programs include word processing, database, spreadsheet, and graphics packages.
This middle school course is designed to introduce students to the field of Video Production. This course allows students to communicate dramatic information, ideas, and emotions in a cultural system through the making and production of videos.
This course is an exploratory course for middle school students. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of cosmetology, including nail care, hair styling, proper health, and hygiene. The course employs a hands-on learning approach to instruction. It is designed to focus on cleanliness and introduces students to the science of physiology pertaining to the head, nails, skin, and scalp. Students use mannequins to exhibit the work. Cosmetology is a field that offers many different career opportunities. This course makes students aware of the role they play in service to others. The emphasis is on professionalism and building relationships.
This middle-school Business course introduces students to basic consumer information. Students will learn money/banking services, wise buying and budgeting, use of credit, installment buying, insurance, travel and transportation, communication services, legal principles (contracts), taxation, family finances, and efficiency in personal business transportation. Students will be able to create a budget, compare discounts, complete application forms, and become better educated consumers.
This Art course engages middle grade students in the exploration of computer art. Students will create and manipulate images into artwork using computer software and supporting peripherals. Students will understand the use of tools and techniques to scan and digitize images in producing standards-based conceptual products.
Students explore the biomedical sciences through hands-on projects and labs that require students to solve a variety of medical mysteries. Students investigate medical careers, vital signs, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, as well as human body systems such as the nervous system. Genetic testing for hereditary diseases and DNA crime scene analysis put the students in the place of real life medical detectives. Teachers must attend a 1-week training prior to teaching this course.
In this course, the rich history of aerospace comes alive through the hands-on activities, research and a presentation in the form of a short informational video. Students explore the science behind aeronautics and use their knowledge to design, build and test an airfoil. Custom-built simulation software allows students to experience space travel. Teachers must attend a 1-week training prior to teaching this course.
In this course, students investigate the impact of energy in our lives and the environment. They design and model alternative energy sources and participate in an energy expo to demonstrate energy concepts and innovative ideas. Students evaluate ways to reduce energy consumption through energy efficiency and sustainability. Teachers must attend a 1-week training prior to teaching this course.