Week 14

November 6-10 

NO SCHOOL ON TUESDAY November 7th 2017 Election day

6th grade

  • Add an end effector (arm, craw, crane…) to the robot.
  • Program it to pick and drop

7th grade

  • Plastic challenge: Effect of using plastic to our body and the environment.
  • Resources:






What do that plastic that you throw away mean to your body? 



Plastic pollution doesn’t just make for an ugly beach day. It’s contaminating our food chain


8th grade

  • Presentation of websites turned in.
  • Redesign and resubmit.

Week 9

October 2nd 2017

6th grade

  • Introduction to robotics: What are robots? What can they do? What can’t they do?…

7th grade

8th grade

  • Manufacturing and environment—Products and advertisement due by Thursday 10/5/17
  • Introduction of the Fundamentals of Coding 1 and 2 —Dr. Brown, professor at KSU.

Week 8

September 18th 2017

6th grade

  • Finalize on the useful object and submit the file in Edmodo.  You can submit more than one item.


7th grade

  1. Final presentation -Reverse engineering-Post your presentation in Edmodo.
  2. Introduction to Biotechnology and nanotechnology

8th grade

  • Manufacturing and environment
  • Building (process stage) and testing (output and feedback).
  • Post your design brief and presentation template in Edmodo

Week 7

September 11th 2017

6th grade: 3D design using SolidWorks

  • Design a useful object: can be used in an office, class, any part of your home, field…
  • Write a design brief: Why is the object useful- identify the need it will serve or problem it will solve.

7th grade: Reverse Engineering

  • Present your teams Reverse Engineered product

8th grade: Manufacturing and Environment

  • What is the environmental impact of manufacturing?
  • What is the economic impact of manufacturing?
  • What is the social impact of manufacturing?
  • Identify the MOST common manufacturing process for the following products: Cars, paper products, households like stove and microwave, food and clothes.
  • How do manufacturers keep up with their Inventory, Bills of Material (BOM), and work orders?


Type your answers on your presentation template in Edmodo.