• 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.


    Adapted from: https://www.georgiastandards.org/standards/Georgia%20Performance%20Standards%20CTAE/Engineering_Technology_grade8.pdf


    Length of Course: 18 weeks


    8th-grade students will learn about universal systems through automation and robotics with the Vex IQ or Vex EDR system. Students will learn how modern robotics and automation came to be as well as designing, building, and programming their own robot.


    For more information see https://www.vexrobotics.com/vexiq or https://www.vexrobotics.com/vexedr.