Gateway to Technology 2

1 Semester

7, 8

Prerequisites Needed:

Gateway to Technology 1 taken and passed.

Prerequisites For: None

Gateway to Technology 2 is an advanced course for students in grades 7 and 8 who have taken and passed Gateway to Technology 1. This second level course will get students involved in hands-on projects in different areas of Technology & Engineering. Fields of study include Green Architecture, Physics, and much more! It is about applying engineering, science, math, and technology to solve complex, open-ended problems in a real-world context.

Students focus on the process of defining and solving a problem, not on getting the “right” answer. They learn how to apply STEM knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to make the world a better place through innovation. This is a semester-long course.

Learning Targets

  1. T1: Recognize the importance of and demonstrate the ability to work safely.
  2. T2: Apply and evaluate the design process.
  3. T3: Synthesize information in order to share observations, processes and results.