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  Middle School Technology and Engineering Education (7-9)
Pennbrook Middle School
1201 North Wales Road
North Wales, PA 19454
Penndale Middle School
400 Penn Street
Lansdale, PA 19446
Pennfield Middle School
726 Forty Foot Road
Hatfield, PA 19440

Technology and Engineering Education courses at Pennbrook, Penndale and Pennfield Middle Schools reflect innovations, technological systems, resources and products related to technology.

Courses in the Technology and Engineering Education department explore the social, cultural and environmental impacts of technology. Opportunities are provided in classroom and laboratory settings for students to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes regarding technology. The courses integrate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) principles into a program that is designed to ensure that citizens are prepared to live in and contribute to a competitive and complex technological society.

 8557 Technology 7
This is an introductory course which explores Technology and Engineering Education. Students will investigate the key concepts of technology & engineering education through hands-on problem solving and critical thinking activities.

 8556 Exploring Technology 8
This project-based, exploratory course explores disciplines in Technology and Engineering Education. Students investigate how humans design, create and use technology by developing their own solutions to technological problems. Projects are based on real world technological problems / solutions and how these solutions impact individuals, society, and the environment.

 5095 Applying Technology Major 9
This project-based course focuses upon the applications of the tools, materials, and processes in technology and engineering related disciplines, including: bio-related, communications, construction, manufacturing and transportation systems. Students experiment the way materials, energy, and information are processed to solve technological problems. Topics include aerodynamics, automation, plastics/synthetics, energy production, robotics structural design/analysis, environmental and medical technology.

Students in the Applying Technology Major course also participate in two Project Lead the Way Gateway courses: Design and Modeling (DM) and Automation and Robotics (AR).

Design and Modeling (DM): Students discover the design process and develop an understanding of the influence of creativity and innovation in their lives. They are then challenged and empowered to use and apply what they've learned throughout the unit to design a therapeutic toy for a child who has cerebral palsy.

Automation and Robotics (AR): Students will trace the history, development and influence of automation and robotics. They learn about mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation and computer control systems.


 8509 Applying Technology Minor 9
This is a project-based course that focuses on the applications of the tools, materials and processes in bio-related, communications, construction, manufacturing, and transportation systems. Students are guided through activities which reflect developments in technology. Through problem solving activities, students design, fabricate, test, and present a variety of solutions to technical problems.

 8539 Technical Drawing and Design Minor 9
This introductory course in technical drawing and design includes freehand sketching, use of mechanical drawing instruments, computers to generate CAD (Computer Aided Drafting), and explore related careers. This course should be of interest to those students who may be considering the Engineering Academy at the high school or technical profession.







North Penn School District  |  Technology and Engineering Education Department (Grades 7-12)
Pennbrook Middle School  |  Penndale Middle School  |  Pennfield Middle School  |  North Penn High School
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