Course Description/Overview/Welcome Statement
Essential Learning Standards:
This is a semester course where students learn about the world of technology.
Students will be learning technology by hands-on projects. They will design,
construct and evaluate many technology activities. Some of the class projects are:
Rockets, CO2 cars, airplanes, pneumatic, cars, solar power, electric cars, boat hull,
catapults, water pumps, finger skateboards and others.
Safety (2 Weeks)
Design Process (Solar Vehicle) (3 Weeks)
Catapult Design Challenge (2 Weeks)
Metal Box Project (2 Weeks)
CO2 Car Project (5 Weeks)
Air Plane Project (2 Weeks)
Maglev Vehicle Project (2 Weeks)
Essential Elements of Instruction
– Students will be learning about the following areas of Industrial Technology: Shop Safety,
Construction, Manufacturing, Power and Energy, Transportation, Agriculture, Health Science, Information Technology and Career Guidance. For review there will be a Technology bowl at the end of each unit.
Assessment of Progress
I expect quality work from my students. Each class project will be given points based on the difficulty of the project.
Grades will be issued according to the percentage of accrued points:
93% A 90% A-
87% B+ 83% B 80% B-
77% C+ 73% C 70% C-
67% D+ 63% D 60% D-
If a student earns below 60% they will be given an (I) grade, which will need to be made up.
Class Project Base Success Criteria will be followed.
Pencil or pen, student’s I-pad to work on. I will provide logbook paper for students to write on.
Safety glasses will be provided.
See School Hand book
Calendar of Due Dates for Major Assignments
First Term Class Projects: Log Book, Safety Unit, Balsa Towers. Maglev Vehicles and Metal Box
Second Term Class Projects: Log Book, CO2 Car, Rockets, Glider, Airplane, and Catapult
Progress Reports and Report Cards
Grades will be up dated on power school.
Connecting Home to School
Course Guidelines and assignments will be posted on class web page and class edmodo page.
Personal Statement and other items (optional)
Remediation/ Intervention Plan
– Students that need extra help may come in after school each day. I will be staying after school for at least a half hour or more each day.
-Students need to stay busy working while they are in class. They should always have something to work on.
-Playing games on I-pads during class time will cause students to get behind.