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Design and Modeling

Design and Modeling

Middle School


Course Description:

Course Description Design and Modeling (DM):
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.

Course Description Automation and Robotics (AR):
Automation and Robotics (AR) allows students to 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.

Semester 1

Design and Modeling
Topic 1: Introduction to Design
Topic 2: Modeling and Statistical Analysis
Topic 3: Design Challenge

Semester 2

Note: if the following section is blank the course is 1 semester long

Automation and Robotics
Topic 1: What is Automation and Robotics
Topic 2: Mechanical Systems
Topic 3: Automated Systems

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