Modular Structure 2018-06-30T11:55:33+00:00

Modular Structure

Catapult

Students make model catapults to explore Newton’s Second law of motion.

Key topics: Lines and angles, Laws of motion

Zoo

Students learn to re-design a habitat for animals making it more friendly for residents and visitors as well as more profitable.

Key topics: Area, design, angles, shapes, animal life

Farm To Table

Students learn about the urban farming revolution, how plants can be grown in cities, and the impacts urban farms can have on their communities.

Key topics: Problem-Solving • Irrigation • Photosynthesis

Lunar Colony

Students learn how to create a colony on the moon suitable for human inhabitance within constraints of resources and supplies.

Key topics: gravity, life sciences, water, filtration,. Sustenance, air, atmosphere

Kinetic Sculpture

Students will be introduced to key concepts and skills of kinetic sculpture, including balance, gearing, energy sources and design-oriented thinking.

Key topics: Conservation of Energy • Principles of Balance • Gearing • Design-Oriented Thinking

Archimedes Principle

Students learn problem solving to create a raft, boat, plank or floating structure to ferry fellow students to safety while they are trapped in a flood situation

Key topics: Principles of density, shape, volume, floating/sinking, surface tension, measurements, buoyancy, surface area, Pressure, Mass

Robotics

Students learn how to build different robots and program them to move. Students work with motors and sensors, and explore how light, touch, sound, ultrasonic, color and accelerometer sensors can enhance our robots.

Key topics: Block Programming • Sensors • Simple Machines • Problem-Solving

Cyclone

Students will learn about the devastating effects of wind and rain on buildings and the environment, and how these can be mitigated by applying scientific principles.

Key topics: Engineering Design Process • architecture • form & function • Resiliency •  Geometry

Taxonomy

Students will learn about the role of natural selection in evolution and examine how the use of biotechnology may alter that relationship 

Key topics:  Engineering Design Process • Taxonomy • Evolution • Adaptation • Biotechnology • Debate

Plant Plumbing : Parallels Between Fluid Transport In Plants & Animals

Students learn about the urban farming revolution, how plants can be grown in cities, and the impacts urban farms can have on their communities.

Key topics: Anatomy • Vascular System• Circulatory System• Botany• Nutrition • Modeling

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