Exploring Technology...what does that mean? Well, in this class, you'll have the opportunity to see several different careers fields that are technology based. During your nine week class, you will work through four or five of sixteen different modules that look at careers in the technology industry. Whether you build a CO2 racer or a rocket ship, whether you edit photos or movies, whether you design the perfect landscape or embroider your name on your backpack, this class is like nothing you ever experienced before.
AEROSPACE: Students study constellations, discuss various space eplorations, evaluate the United States' current attitude toward space exploration, and create a model rocket.
GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION - T-SHIRTS: Students will study the history of graphic communications, discover how pictures can convey messages, use a powerful graphics program to draw a certificate, then print and press an image onto a t-shirt.
RESEARCH & DESIGN - AUTOMOTIVE: Students will have a better understanding of the industrial design process as it relates to the automobile industry. They will end the unit by building a CO2 racer.
DIGITAL AUDIO BROADCASTING: Students will recognize how sound waves travel and the history of radio. They will also have created and broadcast their own radio program including self-made commercials, PSAs, call sign tags, and news/weather reports.
COMPUTER ANIMATION: Students will understand the importance of detail and creativeness in the animation industry. They will see how technology has enhanced animation, and use this technology to create their own animated works.
DIGITAL VIDEO EDITING: Students will learn to edit movies using software available at their module. They will then use a FLIP camera to record a short video and edit it to include titles, transitions, and other effects.
STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING - BRIDGES & TOWERS: Students will have a better understanding of the procedures that engineers use when designing and constructing a structure. Students will be able to identify forces thta affect structures and common elements in many structures. Students will build a bridge or a tower, depending on which module they complete.
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: Students will understand the importance of digital photography and will discover many of the necessary tools and terminology associated with the technology of digital photography.
LANDSCAPE DESIGN: Students will be able to utilize the landscape design process to create original landscapes using both traditional drawing tools and computer drawing techniques.
AVIATION: Students will understand the concept of how flight is achieved, including the realted principles and physics. They will apply the principles of flight to experiments and projects. A deeper knowledge of flight, avionics, and navigation will be acquired through the use of a flight simulator program. Students will be able to navigate and fly real courses, while incorportaing their knowledge of flight principles.
EMBROIDERY: Students will study the history of graphic communications, discover how pictures can convey messages and use an embroidery machine to apply pictures and text to fabric.
LEGO ROBOTICS: Students will use Legos to solve problems by building various devices out of Legos. They will be trouble shooting and building to overcome obstacles such as driving a nail or moving objects...all with LEGOS!