Mr. Murphy's

World of Technology

Course Topics

Students will participate in hands on independent and group activities in the following topics...

1- Safety

2- Structural Engineering

3- Robotics

Course Documents


Safety Rules

Classroom Expectations

Course Survey

Course Outline

Supply List

Grading Policy

Unit 1 - Safety

Maintaining a safe environment is the first thought everyone must have before entering the technology lab.

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Unit 2 -

Structural Engineering

Throughout the unit students will describe, explore, demonstrate and analyze concepts related to buildings, and structural engineering.

I. Structural components and forces they must counteract.

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II. Structures are designed and built to meet the needs of modern day technological society.

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III. Designing structures with the six principles of engineering while paying close attention to economic and environmental concerns.

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IV. Structural systems and components.

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V. Forces within a structure designed to resist the opposing forces acting on them.

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VI. Loads on and within structures.

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VII. Bridge designs and functions.

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VIII. Stick Built Homes and their structural components.

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IX. Stick Built Homes' subsystems and green alternatives.

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X. Green Homes

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XI. Career opportunities in the field of architecture, structural engineering and green technologies.

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Unit 3 - Robotics

Upon completion of this unit students will know and understand the following concepts in robotics.

I. History and Evolution of Robots

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II. The Conceptualization of Robots

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III. The Advent of Modern Robotics

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IV. Society's Dependencies on Robotics

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Major Components of a Mechanical Robot

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VI. Programming Robots

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Programming the BOE-BOT with PBASIC

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VIII. Programming Robots

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IX. The Future of Robotics

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X. Career Opportunities in the field of Robotics

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