Submitted by claudiamtz on Mon, 04/30/2018 - 2:53pm.
Students will learn how sound travels through different materials. They will be involved in activities to explore how they can create sounds using different materials. They will be involved in activities to experience pitch and volume and how you can create different pitch and volume using different materials. They will design an instrument using recycled materials.
Unit Summary: Simple machines are devices with few or no moving parts that make work easier. Students are introduced to the six types of simple machines — the wedge, wheel and axle, lever, inclined plane, screw, and pulley — in the context of the construction of a pyramid, gaining high-level insights into tools that have been used since ancient times and are still in use today.
In this unit, students will learn about how energy is transferred during a car accident. The students will then have to design a vehicle restraint system to protect a “passenger” in a collision. Students will need to research existing restraint systems. Students will need to design a restraint system of their own in small groups.
Students will learn what it means to be autonomous and how to program robots to move on their own. They will learn the importance of giving specific, exact directions in a computer program to make the robot do what they want and go where they want. They will program the robots to complete increasingly difficult tasks, culminating in a robotics team competition.
Students begin the unit learning about what robots are and how humans use robots to avoid dull, dirty, or dangerous work. Students will complete several tasks that require them to design a solution to a problem while following the given criteria and constraints, while also learning about inputs and outputs on a robot.
Submitted by claudiamtz on Thu, 04/26/2018 - 4:54pm.
Students will learn about the physical, observable properties of matter. They will describe objects based on their properties. They will observe changes in matter, learn about the different states of matter and create a animated model that explains the states of matter.