8th Grade Innovation and Design

8th Grade Innovation and Design (04157802)

Length:  Semester

Format:  Meets Every Other Day

Description:  In this course, students will be introduced to the world of robotics and automation. Using different types of gears, students will build mechanisms to understand mechanical power and gear ratios.  Students will experiment with different electronic components to help build an electrical circuit for a robot.  Working in teams, students will write programs and build a robot to complete tasks and navigate a path.  CAD (Computer-Aided Design) will be used to design and build the systems.  Students may also experiment with small electrical circuits and explore the basic theories of electricity.