Tech Ed/FACS

Grade 6 Industrial Technology / Family And Consumer Science

WELCOME TO TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION / FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE

 

Industrial Technology Education (Tech. Ed.) with Mr. Sherwood

 

This introductory course is taken for 22 consecutive days within one quarter during the 6th grade. The other 22 days of the marking quarter are spent in Family Consumer Science.  Students will take another half marking quarter again in grade 7 and in grade 8.   Tech. Ed. is an exploratory class that focuses on STEM concepts to help students apply basic engineering skills while increasing their awareness of industrial technology topics. Students participate in many hands-on activities that introduces technology, its systems and processes, and its impact on society.  Activities  incorporate large group, small group, and individual assignments.  Emphasis is placed on problem-solving, quality of work, and overall effort, while reinforcing and applying skills learned in the core subject areas.  Units include:

          * What is Technology?  Invention & Innovation research & Poster

          * Linear Measurement - Reading a Ruler (to 1/16th inch)

          * Safety in the Lab (test score requires 100% or better, retakes are allowed until minimum score is obtained)

          * Introduction to raw materials (wood)

          * Woodworking project -Make a pencil

          * Reflective writing - manufacturing with wood and using hand tools

Grading is based on developing standards-based competencies. Class work assignments within small groups are graded on participation, adherence to lab safety rules, the correct use of tools and equipment, meeting deadlines, and following directions.  Individual project assignments are evaluated using a rubric based on meeting specifications and the student's demonstration of underlying concepts.

 

Family and Consumer Science (FACS) with Mrs. Jillson

 

This introductory course is the first time in a FACS classroom for most students. They will have this class in all three grade levels for approximately 22 consecutive days.  The objective of this class is to give students the skills needed to prepare healthy foods, encourage good eating habits by making wise consumer choices. The students will also practice leadership and teamwork while working in small groups. Reading, math skills and science are integrated into the curriculum.  Topics included are as follows:

          * Hand sewing project

          * Safety in the kitchen

          * Proper measuring techniques

          * Identifying common cooking utensils and terms

          * Reading and following the directions in a recipe

          * Focus on healthy snacks and breakfast foods     

Grading is based on hands on projects and class work. Kitchen labs will get a grade based on a 25 point scale. This will be determined by using good safety and sanitation practices, accurate measuring, following directions, participation and cleanup. Students also need to work well with their group. Other class projects will be graded using a skills rubric. Point values will vary. Homework is minimal.

 

Grade 7 Industrial Technology / Family And Consumer Science

WELCOME TO TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION / FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE!

 

Industrial Technology Education (Tech. Ed.) with Mr. Sherwood

   

This course is taken for half of one marking quarter in  grade 7 (approximately 22-23 days).  Its focus is to build upon the grade 6 curriculum and further explore the technological world in which we live.  Students are first introduced to industrial safety as it applies to work around machinery.  Hands-on projects incorporate engineering and problem-solving activities with assignments that explore the concepts of construction, manufacturing, transportation, and communication while applying skills learned in the core subject areas.  Activities involve large and small group learning and cooperation, developing workplace skills, and demonstrated competency while using tools and machinery.  Units include:

          * Safety Awareness (test score requires 100% or better, retakes are allowed until minimum score is obtained)

          * Truss-design Bridge Building & Testing

          * Reflective and Analysis Writing

Grading is a combination of written work, project work, and overall classroom work habits. Project work is graded using a rubric that includes:  the student's level of understanding of concepts presented, demonstrated skill using tools and equipment,  and meeting given project specifications.  Overall work habits include good safety practices, preparation for class, using class time wisely, following directions, teamwork skills, overall participation and cleanup. Homework is minimal. 

 

Family And Consumer Science (FACS) with Mrs. Jillson

   
This course, taken for the other half of one marking quarter in grade 7 (approximately 22-23 days),  also builds upon the grade 6 curriculum as they further explore consumerism and prepare healthy foods.  The objective of this class is to give students the skills needed to prepare healthy foods and encourage good eating habits by making wise consumer choices. The students will also practice leadership and teamwork while working in small groups. Reading, math skills and science are integrated into the curriculum.  Topics included are as follows:

          * Safety in the kitchen 

          * Proper measuring techniques

          * Cooking utensils and terms

          * Reading and following directions for a recipe

          * Focus on breakfast, quick breads, yeast breads, and leavening agents

Grading is based on hands on lab and class work. Kitchen labs will get a grade based on a 25 point scale. This will be determined by using good safety and sanitation practices, accurate measuring, following directions, participation and cleanup. Students also need to work well with their group. Other class assignments will be graded using a skills rubric. Point values will vary. Homework is minimal.

Grade 8 Industrial Technology Education

WELCOME TO TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION / FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE!

 

Industrial Technology Education (Tech. Ed.) with Mr. Sherwood

Description:  

This course is taken for half of one marking quarter in grade 8 (approximately 22 - 23 days).  Its focus is to build upon the grade 6 and 7 curriculum to further explore the technological world in which we live.  The grade 8 curriculum is designed with a STEM focus with student-directed activity units that integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics studies.   

 

          Safety Test (a minimum score of 100% is required to independently use tools/equipment)

The final assessment also includes a "workplace skills" grade which is a based on: adherence to safety rules, class preparedness, following directions, participation, use of class time, project completion, meeting due dates, and quality/effort put into their work.

Class Expectations:

          Be on time. 
          Sit at assigned unit. 
          Answer daily STEM unit Question-of-the-Day. 
          Keep binder organized with unit paperwork. 
          Complete makeup work immediately after being absent. 
          No food/drinks in the classroom lab. 
          Acceptable Use Policy must be followed for computer use. 

The lab is available most days after school for extra help or to complete project work.

 

Family and Consumer Science (FACS) with Mrs. Jillson

Description: 

This course is taken for half of one marking quarter in grade 8 (approximately 22 - 23 days).  The objective of this class is to give students the skills needed to prepare healthy foods and encourage good eating habits by making wise consumer choices. The students will also practice leadership and teamwork while working in small groups. Reading, math skills and science are integrated into the curriculum.  Topics included are as follows:

            * sewing project

            * safety in the kitchen

            * proper measuring techniques, cooking utensils and terms, serving sizes

            * reading and following a recipe,costing out recipes and consumer purchasing.

            * focus on healthy meals, and entrees
    
Grading:
Grading is based on hands on projects and class work. Kitchen labs will get a grade based on a 25 point scale. This will be determined by using good safety and sanitation practices, accurate measuring, following directions, participation and cleanup. Communication is key within each kitchen group. Other class projects will be graded using a skills rubric. Point values will vary. Homework is minimal.

Family & Consumer Science 6, 7, 8
Technology Education Gr. 6, 7 & 8

 

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