Welcome to 8th Grade Technology


    Course Description:  This course is designed to develop both your critical thinking and problem solving skills.  Asking each student to complete a number of hands-on activities that will challenge both of these abilities will do this.  These activities will allow you to learn what technology is along with gaining an understanding of the importance and influence that it has on your lifestyle.




    Course Requirements:


                Activities:  The activities that you will be working on will vary in a number of ways.  Some will require only two or three days to complete while others may take three or four weeks.  Some will be individual activities while others will be group activities. 


               Units of Study:    

    •       Technical Drawing
    •       Transportation
    •       Electricity
    •       Energy
    •       Bio-Technology


                Notebook:  All of the material that is given out during the course should be kept

            in a binder in chronological order.  This includes notes, exercises,

            learning activities, information sheets, grading sheets, etc…

            Notebooks will be collected and graded at the end of each 10 week

            marking period. 


                Grading:   Each activity/exercise in the course will be worth a certain number of

                                  points.  Your final average will be based on the total number of points

                      you earn during the marking period compared to the total number of

          points you could have earned. 






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