Grade 7 Cycle Courses
Underwater exploration is the focus of this course. Students study the
types of engineers and the reasons for underwater exploration. In teams,
they build fully-functional ROVs in the classroom. Our SeaPerch project
includes both electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.
Students learn to wire and solder circuit boards, and wire motors to the
vehicles. ROV’s are tested in the pool and programmed to perform
Students learn the different types of financial products/services offered by different financial institutions, as well as debt/credit management strategies. They research beneficial debt leverage strategies and the purpose of a credit score/record.
Grade 8 Cycle Courses
The element of the Arts is added to this STEM course. Students identify and research an environmental problem and create a documentary video that proposes solutions. They share their videos with students in other local/global communities in order to collaborate on an effective solution. Emphasis is on the use of digital tools and media-rich resources to solve local and global problems.
Students engage in online lessons, develop code and complete activities using HTML/CCS and Python programming languages. They design a product that solves a problem or presents information electronically using the appropriate technology tools.