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    Melissa Bennett
     
    Courses:
    • STEM I: Principles of Applied Engineering (Pre-requisite)
    • STEM: Scientific Research and Design (grades 10-12)
    • STEM: Engineering Design and Presentation 1 (grades 10-12)
    • STEM: Engineering Design and Problem Solving (grades 11-12)
    • Computer Science I
    • Computer Science II
    Campus:  
    Sunnyvale High School
     
    E-mail: 
    melissa.bennett@sunnyvaleisd.com
     
    Phone:
    (972)203-4600

     
     
     
     
  • Classroom Resources:
    • All Classes-

    Files are kept in a "Google Classroom" to maintain copyright for some of our course materials. 

    Students will receive an access code from their teacher. Once students have joined their course, they will have access to

    our class resources, assignments, and files.  


    Tutoring Times:

    Tuesday and Thursday 3:15-3:45PM

    Room 217 

    *Later times and other times can be made by appointment.* 


    Weekly Class Objectives: 

    STEM 1: Principles of Applied Engineering /Concepts of Engineering and Tech
     
    Students will be learning to work in teams asking authentic questions that will guide their research as independent thinkers and risk takers while building a system, launching and retrieving a weather balloon that will go to the edge of space (Stratosphere). Students will adhere to FAA regulations and engineer a payload that can hold, maintain, and manage a flight computer and GPS systems that will track continuosly the telemetry and other data while the balloon is in flight.
    On April 26th at 8:45AM -about 11:00AM, you can track the weather balloon using the following links: 
     
    STEM: Scientific Research and Design
    Students will begin using their scientific and engineering design processes to analyze and explore a scientific or engineering concepts as students solve a problem, further curiosities, or build a product. As students choose a topic to explore they will create a technical write-up that will will consider and explain their purpose of study, develop a hypothesis, share background research related to the topic, develop/ design an experiment or product, develop a test plan/methods to test it, and carry out their experiment or product design. Then, students will share their results/or product. Their project must be interactive and capable of being stored and prepared for use at the STEM Fair next school year with consideration to be extended to a local or regional science or engineering fair. As students go through this project, they should consider low cost materials, needs and interests of society/scientific interests, and feasibility for conducting their research.   
     
    STEM: Engineering Design and Problem Solving

    Students will be working through engineering design processes as they explore methods for communicating and working within subteams to build an aerial imaging system that can gather and record data on a controlled descent: taking photographs autonomously of a designated target upon descent. Circuits and wires must be managed within the aerial imaging system, and sensors and equipment must be programmed using Arduino to work autonimously. 

    STEM: Engineering Design and Presentation
    Students will work on a Treehouse ELU for the remainder of the quarter. 
    Students are learning to create designs with clear and deliberate intentions by considering: customer needs and wants, the purpose, the location, the feasibility, the materials and the budget. Students are learning how to include minimal information on a technical drawing, while providing all the specifications and requirements needed for the development process. Students must be able to conduct site analysis and customer interviews. Students must be able to create 2D and 3D technical drawings, to scale using CAD. Students should be able to determine materials, feasibility, and safety of designs. Finally, students must be able to quantify and create estimates in a “bill of sale” as they propose their design to their customer(s).
     
    Computer Science 1: 
    Students will be exploring Graphical user interfaces, String and char data types, and building custom classes that are called within the main method as they program problems and applications in JAVA. Then, students will look closely at decision structures using If/Else, and Switch/Case statements in JAVA. 
     
    Computer Science 2:Students will be exploring more in depth than COSC 1, concepts of Graphical user interfaces, String and char data types, and the building of custom classes that will be called within the main method as they program problems and applications in JAVA. Then, students will look closely at decision structures using If/Else, and Switch/Case statements in JAVA. 
     

    Important Due Dates for Major Projects and Tests: 

    (Students should see Google Classroom for details on daily and intermediate assignments. 

     
    STEM :Principles of Applied Engineering/Concepts of Engineering and Tech
    • Weather Balloon Launch: April 26th
    • Weather Balloon Video and Technical Report Due May 9th
    STEM: Scientific Research and Design
    •  MAJOR GRADE:RESEARCH PAPER Due May 16th

    STEM: Engineering Design and Problem Solving

    MAJOR GRADE:Aerial Imaging System
     
    STEM: Engineering Design and Presentation
    Certification Exam May 11th
    Treehouse Design, and Bill of Sale Report is due May 16th
     
    Computer Science 1: 
    GUI Programming Project Due April 26th
     Chapter 3 Exam May 14
     
    Computer Science 2:
    Chapter 3 and 4 Exam May 14
    (We'll end the year creating graphics, inserting files, and learning to read files in JAVA programs)

    Events: 

    -STEM 3: Solidworks certification exam May 11th

    -STEM 3 and 4: Tree House Survey Field Trip May 2nd

    -STEM 1: HAB Weather Balloon Launch April 26th


    FORMS: 

    -STEM 3: Treehouse Field Trip- Field Trip-Treehouse- May 2nd

     

    -STEM 1: HAB Weather Balloon Launch April 26th-Field Trip Weather Balloon