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6th Grade: Engineering Design & Modeling (.5)

7th Grade: Engineering Design & Modeling (.5)

Automation & Robotics (.5)

Green Architecture (.5), Energy & Environment (.5)

8th Grade: Green Architecture (.5), Energy & Environment (.5)

Intro to Engineering* (1.0) + (HS Credit, Application Required)

RRHS Academy: Engineering

Engineering 1-Design and Modeling- Foundation Unit- 1 Semester  Students discover the design process and develop an understanding of the influence of creativity and innovation in their lives. They are then challenged and empowered to use and apply what they’ve learned throughout the unit to design a therapeutic toy for a child who has cerebral palsy.

Engineering 2 Automation & Robotics – Foundation Unit -1 Semester   Prerequisite Engineering-Design and Modeling Students trace the history, development, and influence of automation and robotics as they learn about mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems. Students use the VEX Robotics® platform to design, build, and program real-world objects such as traffic lights, toll booths, and robotic arms.

Engineering 3.  Green Architecture – Specialization Unit-1 Semester    Today’s students have grown up in an age of “green” choices. In this unit, students learn how to apply this concept to the fields of architecture and construction by exploring dimensioning, measuring, and architectural sustainability as they design affordable housing units using Autodesk’s® 3D architectural design software.

Engineering 4.  Energy and the Environment  – Specialization Unit-1 Semester   Prerequisite- Automation & Robotics – Students are challenged to think big and toward the future as they explore sustainable solutions to our energy needs and investigate the impact of energy on our lives and the world. They design and model alternative energy sources and evaluate options for reducing energy consumption.

Introduction to Engineering Design -1 Year  (High School Credit) At RRHS   This course exposes students to the design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards, and technical documentation. Students will employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems. In addition, they will learn to use 3D solid modeling design software to design solutions to problems. Students will develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions, document the process, and communicate the results.  You need to Take Algebra I Honors in 8th grade and complete an application to the Engineering Academy for consideration.