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Mrs.

April Moon Introduction to Engineering and Design (IED) 2012


Email: amoon@wisd.org Phone: (972) 923 4761

Waxahachie Global High 2011

Web: http://classroom.wisd.org/webs/amoon/

Mrs. Moons Schedule:


1st Period 8:30 10:00 A DAY M,W B DAY T,R Conference Conference 2nd Period 10:00 11:30 Aerospace Engineering Capstone IED CEA 3rd Period 11:30 1:30 (Includes lunch) CEA IED 4th Period 1:30 3:00

Tutoring / Computer Hours: 8:00 8:20 am and 3:00 4:00 pm every day except Friday and when I am scheduled for afternoon duty Required Supplies (Please bring by end of first week.) oPencils (mechanical pencils preferred) o2 White Magic Rub Erasers (can be found at Office Depot) oMap Pencils (Twistables preferred) o4 Glue Sticks oUSB Memory Stick (4 gb preferred) These can be found for under $10. This memory stick may be used for other coursework but must be restricted to school use only (no music / game / video files etc.). * Some portfolio and project supplies (i.e. - presentation boards) will be required throughout the year. Class Culture The culture / environment in my classroom is centered around learning by doing, developing creativity, gaining confidence, and having fun along the way! Not only will we learn STEM concepts, but I hope to foster in you a love for learning. We will also focus on developing life skills, including skills related to teamwork, professional communication, project management, and problem solving. My classes are rigorous, and my expectations are high, but the rewards are great! Introduction to Engineering and Design (IED) Course Description WGH requires all entering freshman to take an introductory course to engineering, IED. This course exposes our students to the different opportunities in engineering and teaches them problem solving skills, which are high in demand across all career fields. Knowing how to approach problems is truly the best way to prepare our students for future challenges, technology, and opportunities that do not even exist right now in 2011. IED students will also develop project management skills and learn the design process. Working in teams will also strengthen their ability to successfully communicate, overcome real world challenges, and benefit from diversity. The software package used, Autodesk Inventor, is a 3D software that will help prepare our students for the world of engineering while fostering their creativity and innovation.

Mrs. April Moon Introduction to Engineering and Design (IED) 2012


Email: amoon@wisd.org Phone: (972) 923 4761

Waxahachie Global High 2011

Web: http://classroom.wisd.org/webs/amoon/

After completing IED, students will have the option to continue taking engineering courses. In addition to IED, Globals engineering program currently includes Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics, Civil Engineering and Architecture, Aerospace Engineering, and Engineering Capstone.

IED Course Objectives: o o o o o o o o o o o o o Discover the wonderment of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Make connections between STEM and the real world Gain a better understanding of what engineers do and the different types of engineering Learn how to turn an idea into finished product following the design process Discover how engineers communicate through drawings and journaling Learn the basics of product design, product analysis and improvement, and the evolution of a product Explore the world of nanotechnology Develop a better sense of spatial reasoning, improving your ability to transition between 2-D and 3-D Learn how to use Inventor, a state of the art 3-D design software package from AutoDesk Explore designs using engineering processes and tools to solve problems that are of interest to you Strengthen teamwork and presentation skills Apply the concepts and skills you learn through assignments, activities, and projects Gain the basic skills needed for future PLTW engineering courses

Engineering Program Background: WGHs engineering classes will teach the objectives outlined by Project Lead the Way (PLTW). PLTW, established twelve years ago, is a nonprofit organization that offers an entire high school engineering program that is aligned to national learning standards. They capture the hearts of students and prepare their minds by basing their coursework on rigor, relevance, and relationships. They also ensure instructors are ready for the challenge by requiring extensive training and offering a strong nationwide network made up of teachers, universities, and professionals. Today, Project Lead the Way courses are offered in over 3,000 schools across the U.S., and the program is rapidly growing. Now that Global High is officially a PLTW certified school, there is an opportunity for PLTW students to apply for college credit if they maintain a specific average throughout the year and pass an end of the year college assessment. Colleges vary in how they accept or recognize PLTW courses, but students from any PLTW certified high school may apply for transcripted college credit from many universities and all Texas community colleges.

Engineering Instructional Materials

Mrs. April Moon Introduction to Engineering and Design (IED) 2012


Email: amoon@wisd.org
PLTW curriculum Autodesk Inventor (3D software) Autodesk Revit (3D architectural software) - CEA course 3-D uPrint Printer Plotter Web 2.0 Tools Flip Cameras Portfolios Engineering Journals

Waxahachie Global High 2011

Phone: (972) 923 4761


Fischertechniks Structural Stress Analyzer 1000 Wind Tunnel Vinyl Cutter Sieves CEA course

Web: http://classroom.wisd.org/webs/amoon/
MD Solids software WestPoint Bridge Designer software POE course Model Rockets & Gliders AE course Boe Bot Robotic Kits DE and AE courses Radio Control Planes AE course FoilSim software AE course Aery software AE course Microsoft Flight Simulator with yoke AE course Real Flight G5 R/C Flight Simulator AE course

Surveying equipment CEA course Basic hand tools (cordless drills, hammers, etc.) Calipers, Rulers, Scales, Calculators Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher 2007

Classroom Rules 1. Safety is our first priority! Therefore, all lab rules must be strictly followed. Students must be signed off to use tools and equipment, and an engineering instructor must be present when tools are being used. 2. Respect others even when it requires intentional effort. We will work as a team in my class. 3. Respect Property: No excessive rolling (chairs, tables, supply carts) is allowed. Please dispose of trash properly whether it is yours or not. Please ensure all supplies / tools are put up in their designated home neatly, and never take supplies / tools out of the lab / work room without permission. Please do not disturb items on or in my desk / cabinets without permission. 4. Eye contact is important in my class, both with me and your classmates. Therefore, all hair must be kept out of your eyes. If it naturally hangs past your eyebrows, it must be pinned back for the duration of class. 5. Computers will be used for academic purposes during designated times only. The Windows security screen or the screensaver needs to show during all other times that your monitor is on. Also, no games are ever allowed during school hours no exceptions! Freedom and responsibility go hand in hand! Classroom Procedures 1. 2. 3. 4. Everyone must participate. This is the only way our class will reach its full potential as a team. Units must be shown, and the steps used for all solutions must be neatly recorded. Your notes / book should be your first resource for questions. Your second resource is your team. Please bring all required materials to class each day, including your USB memory stick.

Mrs. April Moon Introduction to Engineering and Design (IED) 2012


Email: amoon@wisd.org Phone: (972) 923 4761

Waxahachie Global High 2011

Web: http://classroom.wisd.org/webs/amoon/

Course Structure and Evaluation It is important that students take thorough notes since their notes will be their main source of information (not a textbook), and it is vital that students come to class prepared - with all required supplies and a focus on learning. Periodically, I will conduct unannounced checks on journals and portfolios. We will explore engineering through exciting activities and projects that will allow a deeper understanding of the concepts being learned. Most project work can be completed in class, but the student is expected to continue this work outside the classroom as homework. A detailed design brief, grading rubric, and the projects due date will be supplied upfront so that expectations are clear. All projects will incorporate criteria centered on creativity, documentation, mathematical computations / connections, and time quality. In addition, they will all conclude with a presentation. Projects will be assessed using a rubric and will carry the weight of at least one test grade. Peer evaluations and progress checks will also factor in to a students project grades. Finally, we will periodically take time to stop and reflect on our learning. Thorough written reflections will be completed and graded. Absences If possible, work missed due to absences should be picked up and attempted before returning to class so the student better connects with the new lessons. Any project work that spans two weeks or longer should be turned in the day it is due. If a student is absent on that day, they must turn it in early, email it to me by their scheduled presentation time, or find a way to transport their project to school by their scheduled presentation time. This is especially important if the project is a team based assignment. Grading Policy (Mandated by District) 40% Independent Practice (25% Quiz/Oral or Practice Practicum and 15% Daily and Homework) 60% Assessments and Major Projects

Mrs. April Moon Introduction to Engineering and Design (IED) 2012


Email: amoon@wisd.org Phone: (972) 923 4761

Waxahachie Global High 2011

Web: http://classroom.wisd.org/webs/amoon/

Calculation of Semester Grade Averages: Grading Period #1 = 29%; Grading Period #2 = 29%; Grading Period #3 = 29%; Semester Exam = 13% Calculation of Yearly Grade Average: Semester #1 = 50%; Semester #2 = 50% Calculation of Yearly Grade Average with End of Course Exam (Freshman Students): Semester #1 = 42.5%; Semester #2 = 42.5%; End of Course = 15%

* This syllabus may change at the teachers discretion. *