This course introduces students to the fundamentals of bicycle maintenance and repair. Students will learn how bikes work and how to properly service, maintain, rebuild, and ride bicycles. All bikes from downhill mountain bikes to road bikes to tricycles are worked on in this course. Students will also learn road safety and riding skills with weekly field trips. No previous experience necessary! You don’t even have to have your own bicycle. Students work and learn with their own bicycles or school bicycles that will be donated to local charities. *Open to all grades*
Using a variety of resources and software, including Arduino Development boards, Sphero robots, VEX robotics. Students will complete a series of projects in order to learn the fundamentals of digital circuits and block-based programming. Students will have the opportunity to design and build robots to solve tasks.
Content Areas: electrical theory, production of circuits, electric diagnostic testing, robot design, robot elements programming platforms.
This course will help students understand how power is related to energy and motion. Students will learn and develop a skill set for hands-on processes while designing and building. Some of the topics covered in this course include flight technology, simple and complex machines, alternate sources of fuel and power, metalwork and fabrication, welding, and small engines. Students will learn how things work, how they’re made, and how to create their own products. This course is open for all grades.
Have you ever wondered what you were going to do with the rest of your life? Not sure where to even start? How about exploring some options in this fun filled hands on course. Here you’ll skim the surface of four major areas in the hope of discovering some of your passions. Explore the design and 3-D printing, animation and virtual reality in Drafting; Hovercrafts, rockets and robotic arms in Power Tech or maybe try you luck in Woodworking with the laser engraver and a ton of wood! The journey’s not over until you’ve tested yourself against the inventor. He is all wise and see’s what others can’t! Your chance to challenge yourself and have a little fun at the same time.
This introductory course teaches the basics of woodwork and design. Our projects are design for you to succeed, in the process of building each project you will develop skills and experience using machinery and hand tools. We will also provide you with experience using modern machinery such as computer-controlled mills. You will also be given the time to design your own item and build it.