Design & Modeling: Grade 7Instructor: Michaud, C.
Pre-Engineering: Design & Modeling
The Design & Modeling courses highlight the design process and encourage students to be creative and critical thinkers as they use the principles of engineering to solve problems. As pre-engineers, students are expected to document their thinking and techniques through journaling activities and portfolio creation. Grading is largely determined by these portfolios and through successful completion of design challenges.
Key topics covered include:
- The Design Process
- Technological Resources
- Invention and Innovation
- Computational Thinking
- Game Design
This is the final week of Quarter 3. Students should complete the following projects: * Innovation Videos - includes closing and MLA citations * Frogger Game Design - all agents, worksheets, and behaviors * Engineering Portfolio - particularly the technical directions prompt for AgentSheets
The World Intellectual Property Organization's publication of "Learn From the Past, Create the Future: Inventions and Patents" provides basic information about inventions and patents and a roadmap for invention that encourages young students to invent and patent their creations.
This screen capture shows the turtle behaviors that allow the turtle to transport the frog. There are two things to note - apply the same "once every" condition to both the move and transport rules for the turtle and place the transport rule above the move rule.