9th Grade Exploring Technology
This course is designed to be an introductory course into the Central Dauphin School District Technology Education program. The course is designed around the STEM education concept (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics integration). It is designed to give students a glimpse into the different areas of technology – engineering, manufacturing, digital communications, and drafting - that are offered at the high school level. Basic graphic layout, sketching, manufacturing techniques, and design fundamentals will be covered. Students may be required to pay for some of their materials for their projects. This is a half-year course.
This course is limited to students in grade 9.
Students will be graded on equal parts of tests/quizzes, projects and computer applications. Because most of our work must be accomplished in the classroom, daily attendance and participation is extremely important. Daily participation grades will count for 25% of the marking period grade. To make up missed daily grades, see your teacher for details.
(students and parents should visit the class Canvas for specific details)
Definition and Uses
History and Evolution of Technology
Unit 2: Engineering and Design
Elements of DesignProblem Solving Process
Unit 3: Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
Orthographic Projection (multiview)
Unit 4: Manufacturing
Machine Operation and Safety
Unit 5: Digital Communications