In seventh grade, technology education students will be working in construction and transportation.
In the construction unit, students will use construction tools and materials to make a tile trivet that they will take home when completed. There are many tile colors to choose. Start thinking about what color will go with your decor.
The transportation unit will introduce students to the world of aviation where they will explore the history of flight, discuss what it is like to take a flight, discover the way in which an airplane is able to fly, then build and test a unique paper glider. The unit is brought to a close by designing and constructing an airplane from a styrofoam meat tray then attaching a motor. Will it fly? You may need to tweak it to find out.
Each student in seventh grade is required to pay a fee of $8 for materials and supplies.
Want to learn more about flight? Click on the NASA link for some interesting information.
Rubrics for the projects can be found below.
Need a paper or a study guide? See the related files below and you may print one.
There is an interactive PowerPoint game you may play to practice for the tool identification test. Click on the file below.