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    TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION 



       

       Teacher                                                       Email Address                                                      Phone Number

     Mrs. Judy Hoffler             judith.hoffler@hanovertwpschools.org           973-515-2427

     

     



  • COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Technology education is the application of scientific knowledge using design and  production technologies and utilizing goods and services to meet society's needs and wants. In technology class students are provided with opportunities to apply design and problem solving techniques, as well as crititical thinking thinking skills to every day technological problems. It is a STEM class where students use their science, technology, engineering and math skills as they research, design, plan construct and test solutions to technological challenges.



     



  • 6TH GRADE TECHNOLOGY



    Class Desription

    The  sixth grade technology class is a 9 week/1 marking period class.  During this time students will learn about technologies and how they relate to their everyday lives.  The activities that the students will be involved in center around solving a technological problem given in a design brief. The students will research and design a solution to the problem they are assigned and construct a prototype according to their plans. The student’s solution to the problem in the design challenge will be tested and evaluated as to whether or not it solved the problem.  The students will be working with electrical circuits, woodworking, metalworking, mechanical energy and simple machines. They will be following and completing a design and problem solving portfolio as they progress through the design challenge. Technology classroom safety rules will be followed throughout the 9 weeks.

     


     

  • Class Expectations and Goals

    Students will be expected to follow the classroom and safety rules while they are in the technology classroom. Students will follow and complete the steps in the  design and problem solving portfolio as they design, construct, test and evaluate their solution to the design challenges assigned during the cycle.. Students will learn how to use tools, machines and follow construction processes in order to build a prototype that solves the design challenge they are assigned. Students will be expected to participate  and put positive effort in all their work in technology class.  

     


     


  • Course Materials

     Required Materials

    • Students must bring a pen and pencil to class every day
    • All other materials are supplied in class

    Optional Materials

    • The 6th grade technology classes are still looking for donations of metal hangers and strings of christmas lights that no longer work
    • In 7th and 8th grades students use Lego blocks/bricks, motors, gears and battery packs to build devices/robotics for their design challenges.  If you are looking for a good home for Legos that are no longer being played with in your home, the Technology classes would love to have them.

     


     

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    Grading

    Category

    Percentage

    Class Participation

    30%

    Design and Problem Solving Portfolio

    30%

    Project

    30%

    Safety Test

    10%

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    7th GRADE TECHNOLOGY



    Class Description


    Image result for CO2 Dragster7th grade technology meets 5 days a week for 6 weeks.  Using the design and problem solving methods that students used in 6th & 7th grade, students will be designing, planning and constructing a device that will solve a problem given in class.  The areas of technology that students will learn about this year are aerodynamics, prototype construction, momentum and inertia as they design, build and race a CO2 dragster. They will be following and completing a design and problem solving portfolio as they progress through the design challenge. Technology classroom safety rules will be followed throughout the 6 weeks.


     

  • Class Expectations and Goals

    Students will be expected to follow the classroom and safety rules while they are in the technology classroom. Students will follow and complete the steps and pages in the  design and problem solving portfolio as they design, construct, test and evaluate their solution to the CO2 Dragster design challenge. Students will learn how to use tools, machines and follow construction processes in order to build a prototype that solves the design challenge they are assigned. Students will be expected to participate  and put positive effort into all their work in technology class.

     


     

  • Course Materials

     Required Materials

    • Students must bring a pen and pencil to class every day
    • All other materials are supplied in class

    Optional Materials

    • The 6th grade technology classes are still looking for donations of metal hangers and strings of christmas lights that no longer work
    • In 7th and 8th grades students use Lego blocks/bricks, motors, gears and battery packs to build devices/robotics for their design challenges.  If you are looking for a good home for Legos that are no longer being played with in your home, the Technology classes would love to have them.

     


     

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    Grading

       

    Category

    Percentage/Points

    Class Participation

    30%

    Design and Problem Solving Portfolio

    30%

    Project

    30%

    Safety Test

    10%


     



  • 8TH GRADE TECHNOLOGY



    Class Description

    The 8th grade technology class meets 5 days a week for 1 semester/18 weeks.  Using the design and problem solving methods that students used in 6th & 7th grade, students will be designing, planning and constructing a device that will solve a problem given in class.  The areas of technology that students will be learning about this year are structures, package and product design and bridge design as they design and build a prototype to solve a design challenge assigned in class.  Another area students will have hands on experience with is robotics and mechanical devices using motors, gears and mechanical devices. Students will be using Lego products supplied in class and programming the Lego EV3 and NXT robots they design using the computers in the technology classroom. Design challenges may include: The egg crate, toothpick bridge, package and product design, transport an object using mechanical devices (Lego) and programming and building robotic devices(Lego). Students will be following and completing a design and problem solving portfolio as they progress through the design challenge. Technology classroom safety rules will be followed throughout the semester.


     

  • Class Expectations and Goals

    Students will be expected to follow the classroom and safety rules while they are in the technology classroom. Students will follow and complete the steps in the  design and problem solving portfolio as they design, construct, test and evaluate their solution to the electrical game design challenge. Students will learn how to use tools, machines and follow construction processes in order to build a prototype that solves the design challenge they are assigned. Students will be expected to participate  and put positive effort into their work in technology class.

     


     

  • Course Materials

     Required Materials

    • Students must bring a pen and pencil to class every day
    • All other materials are supplied in class

    Optional Materials

    • The 6th grade technology classes are still looking for donations of metal hangers and strings of christmas lights that no longer work
    • In 7th and 8th grades students use Lego blocks/bricks, motors, gears and battery packs to build devices/robotics for their design challenges.  If you are looking for a good home for Legos that are no longer being played with in your home, the Technology classes would love to have them.

     


     

  •  Grading

       

    Category

    Percentage/Points

    Class Participation

    30%

    Design and Problem Solving Portfolio

    30%

    Project

    30%

    Safety Test

    10%