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    Explorations in Technology Syllabus

    “Exploring Technology”- 6th Grade

    Hampton Middle School 2018-2019

    799 Hampton-Locust Grove Road

    Hampton, Georgia 30228

    (770) 707-2130





    Name: ___________________________ Block: __ Grade: ___ Seat #___


    Grades: Room 308 Duration 18 weeks

    Teacher: F.M. Braswell

    Textbook / Publisher

    Survey of Engineering- A. Gomez, W. Oaks & L. Leone Great Lakes Press (Classroom Set)




    Using multiple instructional strategies including activity based learning and immersive e-learning, students explore technology, examine science and math concepts and investigate careers in STEM. The standards-based curriculum emphasizes 21st Century skills including teamwork, leadership and creative problem-solving skills. Relevant topics like robotics, energy systems and transportation help students see the connection between STEM and the world around them.

    Introduction to Engineering


    Introduction to Industrial Design

    Exploring Robotics


    Introduction to Engineering provides students an excellent overview of the field of engineering. Students explore the history of engineering, career choices and the engineering design process.

    „ Introduction to Engineering

    „ Engineering in Society

    „ Careers in Engineering

    „ Engineering Approaches to Product Design

    „ Engineering Education Planning

    „ Exploring Engineering (Project)

    In the Mechanisms course, students examine various components of mechanisms including gears, pulleys, levers and more.

    „ Simple Machines - Inclined Planes, Wedges, and Screws

    „ Simple Machines – Levers

    „ Simple Machines - Wheels, Axles, and Pulleys

    „ Gears

    „ Forces

    „ Work

    „ Friction

    „ Building a Mechanisms

    In the Introduction to Industrial Design course, students explore the history and role of industrial designers. What is Industrial Design?

     „ Technical Drawing

    „ History of Product Design & How Products are Made

    „ Reverse Engineering, Patents, and the Engineer’s Notebook

    „ Human Factors Engineering

    „ Rapid Prototyping


    „ Using LearnMate

    „ What are Robots? „ Driving the Model „ Natural vs programming languages

    „ Introduction to easyC programming


    Tools for the Job:  “ BRING EVERYDAY”  Teacher is not responsible for items below.

    Pen or Pencil                 Paper


    Folder           Agenda                                                                                              

      Classroom Rules:

    1. Agendas or notebooks are required and should be brought to Connections everyday.
    2. No gum, candy, food, or drink will be consumed in the lab or classroom.
    3. No cell phones, flash drives, or other distracting electronic gadgets are allowed in the classroom
    4. The dress code will be strictly enforced in this room. All offenders will be asked to correct their appearance if the learner can not comply with the request they will be sent to the office to call home.
    5. All computers, televisions, cameras, and machines in the lab are off limits unless instructed and given permission by the teacher.
    6. Any learner caught or suspected of deliberately breaking or stealing ANY equipment will be immediately sent to the office with a referral.
    7. Do not change computer settings, or alter or attempt to repair county computer equipment.
    8. No learner is to access the internet unless instructed to by the teacher and then only to approved sites.

      Make-Up Work:

    1. You will be allowed the same number of days you were absent to make-up missed work. 
    2. If you need a school computer to complete missed work you must make an appointment with the teacher to come before or after school.
    3. In-School Suspension - Learners are expected to complete their work in the ISS room.  Because a computer is not available in the ISS room an alternative assignment may be given.

    Three Steps of Discipline: “Citation Program”


    • First citation: Restate expectations/written warning
    • Second citation: Phone call to parent/ behavior reflection-essay
    • Third citation: Office referral

    Grading Percentages:

    1. Module Average & Projects               50%

          Class work & Test                             

           2. Practice work                                    35%                                        

           3. Final                                               15%