Academic Resources
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This Week in 8th grade Automation and Robotics

Our Current Unit is Mechanical Systems

It is expected that students will:

  • Use ratios to solve mechanical advantage problems.

  • Use numerical and algebraic expressions and equations to solve real-life problems, such as gear ratios.

  • Use the characteristics of a specific mechanism to evaluate its purpose and applications.

  • Apply knowledge of mechanisms to solve a unique problem for speed, torque, force, or type of motion.

This Week in 7th Grade Design and Modeling

‚ÄčOur Current unit is Measurement

It is expected that students will:

  • Select the appropriate value from a conversion chart to convert between standard and metric units.
  • Convert between standard and metric measurements including inches, feet, yards, millimeters, centimeters, and meters.
  • Demonstrate the ability to measure accurately with different devices and scales using both the standard and metric systems.
  • Explain how to measure in different contexts.
This Week in 6th Grade Magic of Electrons

Our Current (LOL) unit is Electronics.


It is expected that students will:

  • Identify the characteristics of series, parallel, and combination electrical circuits.
  • Identify standardized schematic symbols using a chart.
  • Distinguish between the functions and operations of fixed resistors, variable resistors, and photo resistors.
  • Construct series, parallel, and combination electrical circuits.
  • Sketch circuit diagrams using standardized schematic symbols.
  • Construct and test physical electrical circuits based upon circuit diagrams.
  • Integrate DC sources, lamps, switches, diodes, light emitting diodes, resistors, and capacitors into electrical circuits to achieve specific functions.
  • Determine the value of a fixed resistor based upon the color codes on those resistors.
  • Measure voltage, current, and resistance using a multimeter.
  • Mathematically calculate voltage, current, and resistance using Ohm’s law.
  • Design a circuit that uses a transistor as a switch.

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