Gateway to Technology 8
     Mr. Soposki
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  • The purpose of this class is to expose students to a broad overview of the field of technology and its related processes. Because engineers use technology to solve problems, many of the activities included in each unit relate to the field of engineering or engineering technology.


    Gateway to Technology (GTT) contains four units of study 

    • Design and Modeling
    • The Science of Technology
    • Automation and Robotics
    • Flight and Space


     Students will complete two units with me (bold ones) and the other two with Mr. Gillander.


    keychain Design and Modeling

    The goal of this unit is to introduce students to the design process, measurement techniques and systems, sketching and dimensioning practices, and designing for production using Autodesk Inventor 3D modeling software.


    The Science of Technology

    co2 car The goal of this unit is to introduce students to applied Physics. Students will identify simple machines and determine their appropriate use and mechanical advantage. Students will learn about energy, energy conservation, and potential and kinetic energy by designing, building, and testing a Rube Goldberg device. Students will then learn about systems and subsystems and will design and build a dragster.