6th Grade Technology Education Class
Mrs. Sally Lovell
757-868-3061 Ext 3736
Introduction to Technology 8481
Course Objectives: Technology Education 6 (8481) introduces students to the following: transportation, gears, motors, basic electricity, basic woodworking, and mechanical drawing.
Students study the resources of all technology, including tools, energy, materials, people, time, information, and capital. This also includes the problem-solving process and various hands-on activities. They explore up to three systems of technology, including medical, agricultural and related biotechnologies, energy and power, information and communication, transportation, manufacturing, and construction. Students relate the impact of technology on society, environment, and culture to future consequences and decisions.
All students need to have a pocket folder portfolio and a notebook for a daily journal (a weekly class participation grade), to keep in the Shop lockers.
They will need a pencil and pen, and must come prepared for class each day.
We do not have a textbook, most of the information they get will be from lectures, notes and handouts.
Every student taking Tech Ed will be required to pay a $15.00 users fee. This fee will pay for safety glasses and the projects. The fee is usually paid at the beginning of the school year.
Introduction to Technology Student Association (TSA)
Energy and Power/Electricity and Electronics
Students will be introduced to technologies for renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. They will learn how technological inventions have been important to society by exploring solar and wind power. They will learn basic electricity and electronics terms and work with the Electronic Snap Kits to build simple circuits. We will be building a lamp from a recycled quart size glass jar.
Beginning Woodworking and Mechanical Drawing
Students will learn how to measure a project, make a detailed drawing, and produce a finished woodworking project.
Careers and Work Place Readiness Skills
Students will be introduced to what they will need to prepare them for the work place with a career search on the computer.
Class Participation 10% Computer Work 10%
Drawings 20% Homework 10%
Projects 40% Quizzes 10%