Period 6 Power & Energy Mechanics: Marine Transportation
POWER & ENERGY MECHANICS: MARINE TRANSPORTATION
Grades 10-12 Semester-long 1/2 credit
This course studies marine transportation and engineering through hands-on activities. Students learn hydrodynamics and boat hull design by machining their own boat hull shapes and testing them in a tank. They engage in boat building through small wooden craft construction such as kayaks and prams. Students also work collaboratively on a ROV submarine project where they learn submarine technology and engineering. This can include propeller design, electronics, buoyancy, tool and equipment use and more
Power and Energy Mechanics is a set of four semester-long ½ credit courses. Students may choose to take any or all of the courses, and in no particular order. Though the courses share a distinct thread surrounding the study of what powers ourtechnological world, they each focus on a topic allowing students to pick and choose among the classes. Classes generally run in an alternating yearly cycle, with two of the four available classes offered each year.