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Campus Middle School’s STEM Electives

 

Below is an overview of the STEM Elective Courses offered at Campus Middle School.  More detailed descriptions of these courses can be found in reprints of the Fall-Winter 2012-2013 Mustang Messenger STEM @ CMS articles.

 

6th Grade

 

Digital/Multimedia Production 6

This course will focus on using interactive software and hardware tools in order to develop several multimedia projects.  Curriculum will include Graphic Design and Video Production.  Software used in class will be: Adobe Fireworks, Garageband, iMovie, and PowerPoint.  The course is also designed to teach and promote Internet safety and research skills.

For more information: STEM & CMS: Digital/Multimedia Production Classes, October 2012 Mustang Messenger

 

Industrial Tech 6

This course introduces students to Computer-Aided Design (CAD) using Google Sketchup, and also instructs students in the use of the band saw and general woodshop safety.  Approximately half the course will be spent learning and using Sketchup culminating in the design of solar cars constructed of Styrofoam and other scrap materials.  The rest of the course will have students constructing those cars, as well as a decorative wood box made with the band saw. A fee of $10 is required for this class.

For more information: STEM & CMS: Digital/Multimedia Production Classes, November 2012 Mustang Messenger

 

Applied Science 6 “Physics of the Universe”

The majority of this course will explore fundamental physics of the universe.  Work will include a review of middle school topics of atomic structure and forces of gravity and electromagnetism.  Going further, age adapted discussions of current theories of the big bang, cosmology, quantum physics, relativity, and string theory will be featured.  The later portion of the course will shift to more practical physics topics.  Students will use LEGO models to investigate the functioning of simple machines such as levers and pulleys.

For more information: STEM & CMS: Digital/Multimedia Production Classes, January/February 2013 Mustang Messenger

 

Got Game

Utilizing curriculum designed dto boost student interest in computer science and engineering, students will learn basic programming techniques to create classic video games like Frogger, Pacman and Space Invaders.  As part of a CU-Boulder research project, iDreams, this course uses principals developed in Scalable Game Design. This class is being phased out as an 8th grade class and instead being offered as a 6th grade course.

For more information: STEM & CMS: Digital/Multimedia Production Classes, December 2012 Mustang Messenger

 

 

7th Grade

 

Digital/Multimedia Prodction

This course will focus on using interactive software and hardware tools in order to develop several multimedia projects.  Curriculum will include Graphics Design, Animation, and Video Production.  Software used in class will be: Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Flash, Garageband, iMovie and PowerPoint.  Assignments are given on an individual basis according to experience level (beginner-advanced).  The course is also designed to teach and promote Internet safety and research skills.

For more information: STEM & CMS: Digital/Multimedia Production Classes, October 2012 Mustang Messenger

 

Industrial Tech 7

This course introduces students to Computer-Aided Design (CAD) using Google Sketchup, and also instructs students in the use of the band saw, drill press and general woodshop safety.  Approximately half the course will have students learning Sketchup, then have students use it to design CO2 powered dragsters.  The rest of the quarter will have students cutting and shaping their dragster from basswood blocs.  The quarter culminates in a time-trials competition, when each car races down the 70-foot track.  A fee of $10 is required for this class.

For more information: STEM & CMS: Digital/Multimedia Production Classes, November 2012 Mustang Messenger

 

“Robotics Engineering I” “for Boys and Girls

This class for boys and girls, follows computer tutorials introducing students to the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education Systems—students will build a robot, then, accounting for the dimensions of their robot, program it to move forward and turn it precisely.  Stduents will be introduced to a number of sensors, including rotation, sound, light and ultrasonic, and they will begin work on advanced”Mindstorms NXT” programming techniques using “wires”.

For more information: STEM & CMS: Digital/Multimedia Production Classes, December 2012 Mustang Messenger

 

“Robotics Engineering I for Girls”

This class is identical to Robotics Engineering I except it is a girls only class.

For more information: STEM & CMS: Digital/Multimedia Production Classes, December 2012 Mustang Messenger

 

8th Grade

 

Digital/Multimedia Production 8

This course will focus on using interactive software and hardware tools in order to develop several multimedia projects.  Curriculum will include Graphic Design, Animation, Web Design and Video Production.  Software used in class will be: Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Flash, Adobe Dreamweaver, Garageband, iMovie and PowerPoint.  Assignments are given on an individual basis according to experience level (beginner-advanced).  The course is also designed to teach and promote Internet safety and research skills.

For more information: STEM & CMS: Digital/Multimedia Production Classes, October 2012 Mustang Messenger

 

Tech Applied Science 8: “Electronics”

A “shocking” review of electricity basics will lead, by quarter’s end, to a start to finish construction of a strobe light that the student will take home.  Circuits (serial and parallel) and components (resistors, transistors, etc.) will be explored with practical applications such as wiring a three way switch.  Digital techniques, including binary and hexadecimal counting systems, and Boolean logic will also be discussed. A fee of $16 is required for this class.

For more information: STEM & CMS: Digital/Multimedia Production Classes, November 2012 Mustang Messenger

 

Robotics Engineering II

For those not having taken Robotics Engineering I, the course will follow that curriculum.  For those who have taken that 7th grade robotics course, additional challenges will make more extensive use of sensor systems and student designed robot models.  A multi-week final project will incorporate additional science and engineering aspects of design.

For more information: STEM & CMS: Digital/Multimedia Production Classes, December 2012 Mustang Messenger

 

Got Game

Utilizing curriculum designed to boost student interest in computer science and engineering, students will learn basic programming techniques to create classic video games like Frogger, Pacman and Space Invaders.  As part of a CU-Boulder research project, iDreams, this course uses principals developed in Scalable Game Design.   This class is being phased out as an 8th grade class and instead being offered as a 6th grade course.

For more information: STEM & CMS: Digital/Multimedia Production Classes, December 2012 Mustang Messenger

 

“Survey of Life”

From Bacteria to Plants and Animals, this course will compare and contrast the array of life found on Earth.  Using as a starting point the basic organic and genetic aspects physiology, an evolutionary history will be recounted in the context of the Earth as a system.  Critters such as anomalocaris, dimetrodon, dinosaurs as well as prehistoric modern day mammals will be featured in multimedia discussions of the history of life.

For more information: STEM & CMS: Digital/Multimedia Production Classes, January/February 2013 Mustang Messenger

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