- 7th Grade
- 8th Grade
Automation & Robotics teaches students the history of automation relating to the development of the human species.
Students are introduced to the robotics revolution and artificial intelligence and the myriad of changes these will spawn in the very near future. In addition, students will learn to work together in groups as they design, build, and operate mechanical devices, simple machines, and complex gear mechanisms. After mastering these tasks in the first quarter, students will move on to programming robots to do simple tasks like following a line and more complex tasks such as dropping a ball into a bucket. Students will learn the basic concepts and interrelationships of design, mechanics, engineering, computer programming, and software. Automation & Robotics will give students ample opportunity to work with their hands, learn by failing, and working together to accomplish a task.
- Semester Elective