STEM: Design and Engineering
Jordan EstockPhone (302) 475-3951 x 3213Fax (302) 529-3094Room T101
Design & Engineering I
This course provides an introductory study into the foundations of design and engineering. Through various woodworking projects students will learn and use measurement along with basic drafting principles to design, plan, and layout their own projects. This level one course spends much of the first marking period focusing on how to safely operate all of the machinery and power tools in the lab. Students in this course will be exposed to various strategies for designing, problem-solving, prototyping and solving other ethical and philosophical design dilemmas. Students enrolled in this class will participate in appropriate grade level cross-curricular learning opportunities. They will also play an introductory role in their Concord’s chapter of the Technology Student Association.
Design & Engineering II
This course allows students to expand their understanding of design and engineering. They will demonstrate and apply skills in the use of tools, materials, and engineering processes to produce products as they continue into the advanced levels of the Processes of Design and Engineering pathway. Hands-on problem solving experiences involve using the reverse engineering design process to analyze an existing product; then develop an improved product that is based on their investigation, research, and product analysis. They will generate engineering solutions and fabricate prototypes to meet the challenge presented. Students will also develop ideas for inventions or innovations by designing and constructing working models or prototypes of a device to perform a common everyday task. Students enrolled in this class will participate in appropriate grade level cross-curricular learning opportunities, demonstrating techniques in design, problem-solving, prototyping, and solving other ethical and philosophical design dilemmas. Class members will play an active role in Concord’s chapter of the Technology Student Association.
Design & Engineering III
This course provides students an opportunity to further expand their understanding of design and engineering. They will apply and transfer their knowledge of the principles of Design & Engineering to solving technical problems and communicate their solutions to others. This is the cumulating class of the Processes of Design & Engineering pathway. Students enrolled in this class will participate in appropriate grade level cross-curricular learning opportunities applying their skills and knowledge to solving real-life problems. They will be expected to assume a leadership role in Concord’s chapter of the Technology Student Association.