The Prometheus Academy - Middle School Engineering (6th)

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Spring 2018 Registration from November 6th, 2017 through January 31st, 2018 - Action Steps

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Meets on Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Prerequisites: None

2017-2018 Tuition: $454 per semester or $860 annual

Middle School Engineering: 3 hours per week, 32 weeks

Students review simple machines to see how they are used for energy transference in more complex machinery.  Students use the Engineering Design Process on their many designs throughout the class.  They will work together to create simple and complex Rube Goldberg machines.  When learning about various forces, they will apply their knowledge of bridge design and construction to determine which bridge design is the most robust.

Your students learn about:

Toward the end of the year, students apply the knowledge gained in class and the Engineering Design Process to build something lasting for the school.  The class is very interactive and student-driven, with a lot of activities built into the curriculum.

The class is less math-intensive than our high school engineering class and focuses on the design and build process.

Class Materials

No textbook for this class
All handouts are provided by teacher. The materials fee of $50 is included in the tuition.
We are using the eGFI (engineering Go For It) website resources:

Laura Woolley

Laura studied Anthropology at Texas State University.  While attending college, she worked as a teaching assistant for Education Psychology and General Studies.  Before homeschooling, Laura was a teacher at Starbright Preschool in Austin for four years.  She has homeschooled her three children for the past 15 years.
Laura's homeschooling and other leadership roles include service on the SAIL Board of Directors, Robotics Coach for the SAIL Robotics team, Girl Scout Leader, and ten years of teaching in her homeschool co-op.  She is passionate about providing children with wonderful opportunities to realize their full potential and has dedicated most of her adult life to this single focus.  She teaches middle school courses: Middle School Engineering, Robotics, Critical Thinking, Lego Mechanisms, and Formal Logic.

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