High School Engineering Program 2013-2014
Classes are for a 1/2 a day twice a month.
Where: Creation Discovery Museum
When: Fridays 1:00 pm— 3:30pm
Ages: 9th-12th grades (ages 14-18)
Cost: Entire Year - $600 | 1st Semester- $350 | Class- $100
Function: September 13 & 27
God gave everything a function. Function is more of an engineering idea. It implies purpose and efficiency and many other concepts that are only ancillary to the physical sciences. Function, however is the key.
Brains & Programming: October 11 & 25
Give students hands on experience with programming the Arduino. We will explore microprocessors and see how they are like the programs God has given to the animals.
Electronics & Mechatronics: November 8 & 22
Give students hands on experience with electronic components and how they can be coordinated to control machines. Students should understand that creating a functioning circuit requires knowledge, design and work.
Energy & Power: December 6 & 13
Students will learn how to make conversions of energy units and what those energy units mean. God is the ultimate source of all energy. He created the universe including both the matter and the energy.
Forces, Torque & Impulse: January 17 & 31
Give students hands on experience with mechanical actuators like mechanical arms, claws and shooters. Consider the tools God has given living things to ensure their survival.
Locomotion & Robust Robots: February 14 & 28
Give students hands on experience with some of the problems faced when attempting to build a machine that acts like a living thing & how to make sound robust constructions.
Competitive Environment & Engineering Notebook: March 14 & 28
Give students hands on experience with robot competitions. This also is a copy of what happens in the biological world as plants and animals compete for resources. Students will understand that the notebook is a legal document in patent disputes, a record of ideas and a powerful tool to work from in the invention process.
Feedback Loop & Scientific Method: April 11 & 25
Give students hands on experience with building and testing sensors. Will learn how to test engineering through the scientific method