Gateway Program

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Gateway Program
Gateway Units
9 week units designed for grades 6-8
Foundation Units
Design & Modeling
Automation & Robotics
Specialized Units
Medical Detectives
Flight & Space
Science of Technology
Energy and the
Environment
Green Architecture
Magic of Electrons
Design and Modeling
Lessons:
• What is Engineering?
• Design Process
• Measurement
• Sketching and Dimensioning Techniques
• Designing for Production
Automation and Robotics
Lessons:
• What is Automation and Robotics?
• Mechanical Systems
• Automated Systems
Energy and the Environment
Lessons:
• Investigating Energy
• Sustainable Energy
• Making an Impact
Flight and Space
Lessons:
• History of Flight and Space
• Aeronautics
• Traveling and Living in Space
Green Architecture
Lessons:
• House Styles
• Building Green
• Shipping Container Home
Project
Magic of Electrons
Lessons:
• What is Electricity?
• Electronics
• Digital Electronics
Medical Detectives
Lessons:
• What Is a Medical Detective?
• Mysteries of the Human Body
• Murder Mystery
Science of Technology
Lessons:
• Applied Chemistry
• Nanotechnology
• Applied Physics
Flexibility
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Stand-alone 9-week units
Integrate with existing courses
Semester course
Full year course
Grade level implementation or electives
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