The Prometheus Academy - Middle School Engineering (6th)
Sharing the fire of learning
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.
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.
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: http://www.egfi-k12.org/about/