Research and Design

2 Semesters
Available to grades: 11,12
Prerequisites: Co-registration with Algebra 2

Research and Design is a course for the student who wants to explore engineering as a career. This course uses STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) project based assignments. The student will learn the physics of how simple machines work through a series of hands on activities and projects. Problem solving is utilized to overcome problems of design, development, production, and the testing of a product. Topics covered are from both applied technology and science, which could include but not limited to; robotics, pneumatics, hydraulics, CAD (computer aided drafting), optics (including lasers), mechanical, electricity and magnetism. Students will work in design teams and present their achievements to the class in various competitions. May be used for Science credit, or split between Science and CTE.