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.