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Lunar Robot Prototype

by Peter 28. February 2017 03:44

Lunar Robot Prototype

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Got Grit Contest Winner, Noah Terhune, engineered a lunar robot prototype that is capable of launching orbital transmitters. Stability and consistency proved to be a major challenge, requiring weeks of adaptations. Creating the pneumatic system, programming the movements and controlling the robot added to his struggles. Noah demonstrated GRIT by overcoming the difficulties and completing the challenge.

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Tags: STEM lab, STEM Education, STEM robot, High School Engineering, General

New College and Career Ready Curriculum

by Peter 15. February 2017 04:43

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Introducing Eight New Modules

Ready to Integrate with Your Lab

 

INTRO TO CULINARY ARTS

The principles and fundamental techniques needed for basic food preparation/presentation and workplace operations in the restaurant, food and beverage industry.

Kitchen and food safety • kitchen tools and equipment • understanding recipes • measurement • food costing • plate presentation & garnishing • cooking methods • roles in a restaurant • front of house • back of house • restaurant types • menu planning • laws & regulations • customer service • green practices • sustainability • career planning

 

LIFETIME NUTRITION & WELLNESS

The principles of lifetime wellness and nutrition to establish an informed decision making process that promotes wellness throughout the life cycle.

MyPlate • dietary guidelines • nutrition principles • nutrients • dietary reference intake • life cycle & lifestyle nutrition • metabolism • the law of energy • dimensions of wellness • assessing fitness levels • digestive system • disease prevention • food detriments • nutrition & wellness fads • global wellness • career planning

 

DESIGN & MARKETING

The fundamental elements and principles of modern design with an emphasis on providing design solutions that meet marketing strategies from concept to completion.

Elements and principles of design • design vs. marketing • design & selling psychology • color theory in design • interior design • concept walls • design in fashion • economics • marketing vs. advertising • market research principles • demand analysis • marketing strategies • product design • pricing & distribution • advertising strategies • global marketing

 

PERSONAL FINANCE

An understanding of personal finance and how to function in the marketplace as a wise and thoughtful consumer and business owner.

Money & income • fixed vs. variable expenses • budgeting • goal setting • employment • wages & benefits • banking basics • roles within a bank • money management • lending • interest • risk management • insurance • personal vs. business taxes • financial planning • emergency funds • financial portfolios • savings & investments • the global economy & market • career planning

 

HOME MAINTENANCE FUNDAMENTALS

The fundamental skills and techniques required for home maintenance, repair and improvement.

Tools, terminology & safety • measurements • interior & exterior maintenance • basic repairs • prep & painting techniques • carpentry basics • home safety checklist • plumbing, electrical & HVAC basics • improving home efficiency • career planning

 

INTRO TO CHILD DEVELOPMENT

The principles of intellectual, physical and social /emotional development of children, while making a connection to careers in Child Development from infancy to adolescence.

Child development theories • principles of growth & development • newborns, toddlers, preschool & school-aged children • cognitive development • social-cultural influences • special needs • employment settings & qualifications • safety & sanitation procedures • staff & family relations • ethical & legal responsibilities • career planning

 

CAREGIVING ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

The responsibilities of managing one’s healthcare with an emphasis on the role of care providers throughout the aging process.

Family dynamics & life cycle • family support systems • caregiving responsibilities • aging process • nutrition & wellness connection • geriatric care • empathy vs. sympathy • disability care • communication skills • services • support planning • monitoring & documentation • health & safety policies & procedures • abuse & neglect • career planning

 

HOSPITALITY & TOURISM MANAGEMENT

The management and entrepreneurial skills necessary to work in establishments related to the field of hospitality and tourism.

Tourism geography • customer service • business math • hospitality law • accounting • convention marketing • hotel reservation systems • industry sectors • management • travel agent • economics • operations • safety, sanitation & emergency procedures • event planning • career planning

 

Contact your local Educational Consultant for more details.

877-243-8763

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Tags: STEM Education, college and career ready, middle school STEM, Family & Consumer Science Education, family consumer science