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The Gateway To Technology (GTT) program addresses the interest and energy of middle
school students while incorporating national standards in
mathematics, science, and technology
. This activity-oriented, cutting-edge program shows students how technology is used in engineering to solve everyday problems.
The Gateway To Technology curriculum provides project-based
learning that is exciting and challenging for the full range of students in
today’s grade 6 – 8 classrooms. The curriculum relates technology to students’
daily lives. It promotes communication and collaboration by emphasizing a
teaming approach in the instructional units. This approach utilizes the
strengths of each team member to accomplish the goals of the project while
offering students learning challenges at all ability levels.
Design and Modeling
This unit uses parametric modeling (a sophisticated mathematical technique for
representing solid objects) to introduce students to the design process.
Utilizing this design approach, students understand how parametric modeling has
influenced their lives. Students also learn sketching techniques and use
descriptive geometry as a component of design, measurement, and computer
modeling. Using the design process, students brainstorm, research, develop
ideas, create models, test and evaluate design ideas, and communicate their
solution to solve problems.
Automation and Robotics
Students trace the history and development of automation and robotics. They learn about
structures, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems.
Students acquire knowledge and skills in engineering problem solving and
explore requirements for careers in engineering.
PLTW material is copyrighted and may not be uploaded to my website
*Using Robot C notes and practice
*Use the VEX test bed to test programs
*Automation challenge 1
* Automation challenge 1
*No school - Spring Break Have a wonderful holiday
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