7th Grade: Designing Solutions for Today and Tomorrow
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This course introduces the field of engineering and engineering disciplines by exploring designs in the 20th and 21st centuries. The concepts of teamwork, team roles, problem solving and brainstorming will be explored. Students will learn about intellectual property. The roles criteria and constraints in design, along with the value of prototyping and iteration, will be studied and applied. Solid modeling (CAD) programming and 3D printing are used with projects which incorporate the knowledge of engineering and the skills of teamwork, problem solving and brainstorming.