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    Course Description: STEM Applications is a one-credit course that introduces students to emergent technologies and careers using a project-based approach. Students will learn valuable 21st-century workforce skills while solving problems through low-tech and high-tech means. Safety, Newton’s laws, electronics and mechanics, and robotics are among the exciting and relevant topics offered in this course. Students will complete a comprehensive e-portfolio and capstone project to help demonstrate their mastery of course content.

     

    STEM Applications—Course Code: 000273

     

    Unit Number

    Unit Name

    Hours

    1

    Introduction Project, Orientation, and Student Organizations

    10

    2

    Safety and Course Portfolio

    10

    3

    Exploring Newton’s Laws

    20

    4

    Applied Electronics and Mechanics

    30

    5

    Capstone

    55

    Total

     

    125

     

    2019 Curriculum Pacing Guide

     

    A

    Days

    B

    Days

    Contact

    Hours

    Dates

    Units

    TOPICS

    4

    4

     

    9/3 – 9/16

    1, 2

    Orientation, Course Intro, Safety Test, Safety Procedures

     

     

     

    5

    5

     

    9/19 – 9/30

    1

    Problem solving, teamwork skills, Student Organization, and Introductory Project, Reflection

    5

    5

     

    10/3 – 10/16

    1, 2

    Digital Citizenship, Acceptable Use, and Portfolios

    9

    9

     

    10/17 – 11/10

    2

    Engineering Design Process 

     

    ·       Small project

    ·       Reflection

    ·       Large Project

    ·       Reflection

    1

    1

     

    11/11 – 11/16

    2

    Safety Review

    19

    19

     

    11/17 – 01/19

    3

    Newton’s Laws of Motion

     

    ·       Law 1 Project

    ·       Law 2 Project

    ·       Law 3 Project

    ·       Reflection

    ·       Safety

    ·       Portfolio

    ·       Teacher led projects

    ·       Student led projects

    ·       Enrichment activities or Simple Machine Introduction

    5

    5

     

    2/6 – 2/17

    4

    Introduction to Simple Machines, Levers, Pulleys, Gears, Wheels, Axels

    4

    4

     

    2/21 – 2/28

    4

    Electricity/Tinker CAD

     

     

     

     

    2/28 – 5/28

    5

    Robotics

    Smart City

     

     

     

    5/1 – 5/28

     

    Flex Time / Enhancement Projects

    90

    Days

    90

    Days

    140

    Hours

     

    1 Credit

     

     

     

     

     

    Project-Based Learning

    Project-based learning is a dynamic classroom approach in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge.