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6th grade BIOMECHATRONICS Course Offerings

Computational Thinking 1: Introduction to Coding and Robotics (CT1: semester)
In this introductory class, 6th grade student will be introduced to the concepts, fluencies and skills associated with Computational Thinking. Students will learn to do basic coding and expand on any previous coding skills. They will apply that knowledge to the use of robotics. This course is a pre-requisite for other classes in the Biomechatronics Program of Exploration.
 

Global Solutions and Innovations (GS1: semester)
In this course, 6th grade students will develop the mindset and fluencies for engineering, collaboration and solution development. Students will be challenged with engineering projects and real-world problems to solve. Modules of the course focus on global awareness, collaboration, and the design process. This course is a pre-requisite for other classes in the Biomechatronics Program of Exploration.
 

**It is suggested that students take the full year option which combines these two courses.
This will enable the strongest base of knowledge for future BMT courses and options.**

 

STEM Game Changers (SGC year)
This course is intended to cultivate interest in STEM disciplines and careers. Students in SGC will learn about the different areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as well as their related careers. This course will prepare them for a number of STEM competitions including Science Fair, SECME, Robotics, Odyssey of the Mind and others. This is a limited enrollment class that requires application. Although part of the BMT program, it is not a pre-requisite course. Contact guidance for an application.

 


7th grade BIOMECHATRONICS Course Offerings

Computational Thinking 2: Coding and Robotics for Solutions (CT2: semester) 
In this advanced level of Computational Thinking, students will take the skills learned in CT1 and GS1 to advance their understanding of coding and robotics, while finding ways to apply that knowledge to problems here at school, in the community, and around the world. Students in this course will complete a project for either the SCPS Science and Engineering Fair or the Markham Innovation Showcase. Pre-requisite: CT1 and GS1. This course is a pre-requisite for other classes in the Biomechatronics Program of Exploration.
 

Health Anatomy and Physiology (HAP1: semester)
This course is designed to provide an opportunity to investigate the human body, its structure, function and how it reacts to external stimuli throughout everyday life and physical training. Students will learn the structure and function of the human body systems (Muscular, Skeletal, Nervous, Digestive and Respiration) and will engage in investigations to understand and explain the behavior of the human body in a variety of scenarios that incorporate scientific reasoning, analysis and real world applications. This class will serve as an excellent base of knowledge for students with interests in the following fields: Biomechatronics, Pre Med, Health Careers, Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Personal Training or nutrition. This course is a pre-requisite for other classes in the Biomechatronics Program of Exploration.
 

STEM Game Changers (SGC year)
This course is intended to cultivate interest in STEM disciplines and careers. Students in SGC will learn about the different areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as well as their related careers. This course will prepare them for a number of STEM competitions including Science Fair, SECME, Robotics, Odyssey of the Mind and others. This is a limited enrollment class that requires application. Although part of the BMT program, it is not a pre-requisite course. Contact guidance for an application.
 

Advanced Robotics (AR: year)
The purpose of this course is to provide students the opportunity to advance their mastery in the field of robotics while preparing for Regional, State and National FIRST Robotics competitions. Students in this course are required to complete a project for either the SCPS Science and Engineering Fair or the Markham Innovation Showcase. Pre-requisite: CT1 This is a limited enrollment course that requires application.

 


8th grade BIOMECHATRONICS Course Offerings

Advanced Robotics (AR: year)
The purpose of this course is to provide students the opportunity to advance their mastery in the field of robotics while preparing for Regional, State and National FIRST Robotics competitions. Students in this course are required to complete a project for either the SCPS Science and Engineering Fair or the Markham Innovation Showcase. Pre-requisite: CT1. This is a limited enrollment course that requires application.
 

STEM Mentors: (SM: semester)
Students selected to be STEM mentors will be scheduled in the same section as either CT1 or GS1 and serve as student assistants. They will be responsible for mentoring students and assisting with project set up, execution, and clean up. Once each quarter, these students will be responsible for planning and implementing a project for the 6th grade students. This is a limited enrollment course that requires application.
 

STEM Game Changers (SGC year)
This course is intended to cultivate interest in STEM disciplines and careers. Students in SGC will learn about the different areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as well as their related careers. This course will prepare them for a number of STEM competitions including Science Fair, SECME, Robotics, Odyssey of the Mind and others. This is a limited enrollment class that requires application. Contact guidance for an application. Computer Science (CS: year) available fall 2019 In this advanced level course, student take the knowledge they developed in CT1/CT2 to develop mastery in at least one coding language and secure at least one computer science industrial certification. They will also have the responsibilities for creating a larger digital presence for Markham Woods Middle School and the multitude of projects it hosts. Students will be required to complete a project for either the SCPS Science and Engineering Fair or the Markham Innovation Showcase. Pre-requisite CT1 and CT2. 
 

Biomechatronics Lab (BMT year) available fall 2020
In this capstone course, students who have completed the other courses in the BMT program of Exploration will apply their knowledge to the integration of biological, mechanical, and electronic systems. Students will learn the current status of the field of Biomechatronics, career options, ethics of Biomechatronic research and development and the biomechatronic design process. Students in this course are required to complete a project for either the SCPS Science and Engineering Fair or the Markham Innovation Showcase. Pre-requisite: CT1, GS1, CT2, HAP. This is a limited enrollment course that requires application.