在MMA的科学中发生了什么 - 项目领先,全蒸汽

通过 杰西卡·米勒,讲师,科学部

在密苏里军术学院,我们的目标是准备大学和职业成功的学员。 MMA与之合作 项目引领方式 (PLTW)加强学院的科学,技术,工程,艺术和数学中的蒸汽产品。这是我的第一年教授一个pltw课程,我不得不说我绝对喜欢我们的学员的创意方面。

My PLTW course is Automations & Robotics. In this middle school course, cadets use tools such as the engineering design process, a digital engineering notebook and VEX Robotics programming software to invent and innovate. They have learned about gear ratios and how to build 11 different mechanisms. Cadet projects this year have included creating windmills with given parameters plus researching artifacts and explaining how they have changed throughout the years. Cadets recently created pull toys made completely out of VEX Robotics parts with some sort of additional movement. This project had some constraints — it had to have four wheels, it had be pulled and functional on a smooth surface, and it had to have a mechanism attached to the wheel axle as well as the mechanism to move the toy. They also had to include an illustration to make the toy more realistic. One group made a Mario character move 要么 “jump” up and down using a cam and follower. Another group designed a race car with the race car driver heads moving around on a chain drive. The cadets move on to automated systems next, where they will build and program robots to move through a series of commands.

在下面的视频中,Cadets展示了我们最近的拉力玩具项目。 

我的地球科学课中的中学学员一直在研究地球。我们开始学习地球的层数以及包含在这些层中的内容。然后我们了解了地幔中的对流电流以及如何移动地壳层,最终导致大陆漂移。学员正在探索板块构造以及它们如何移动和导致地貌以及地震。在最近的介绍实验室中,学员们看到了火山和山脉如何形成构造板的移位。 您看到的图片是在教室里发生的动手学习。

earth science middle school class
high school earth science class

其他蒸汽课程为中学学员

Keith Morgan,在商业和技术部门,一直教授Pltw三年。他教导了创新者和制造商的计算机科学,通过混合硬件设计和软件开发,学员通过混合硬件设计和软件开发来了解物理世界的编程。使用具有输入和输出的微控制器,它们开发了将其物理设计带到寿命的代码。先生。摩根还教导了App Creat要么s的课程。在本课程中,学员学习并网上森林舞会计算思维和技术知识和技能来创建移动网上森林舞会程序。学员还获得了与设计过程有关的技能:解决问题,持久性,协作和沟通。

作为一个Pltw学校,MMA正在将学员敞开到一个高度严格的课程。 项目引领方式 是一种广泛与教育卓越相关的品牌,为合作伙伴学校提供特殊课堂体验的资源。 PLTW课程材料在美国各地的学校是持久的货币,示例了学员之间的创造力和高阶思维。有时,课程使我们的儿童工队推出到他们的舒适区外,最终使他们更强大的学生。

 

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