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Mechatronics

The Mechatronics program at St. Raymond School serves students in Kindergarten to grade 8. Students learn why we build machines and who we build machines for at the same time we learn how to code, wire microcontrollers and fabricate with digital design and prototype tools.

Mechatronics Curriculum

CODE

Kindergarten - Grade 2

  • Understand the purpose of code and how it is used and applied.
  • Name different code languages (Java, C++, Python).
  • Understand the function of a “sequence of command” and its impact on an object.
  • Apply foundational skills to begin formatting code.

Grade 3 - 5

  • Create code to address a predefined purpose.
  • Begin to recognize different code languages (Java, C++, Python).
  • Writing code to program a robot.
  • Create code to achieve more advanced set of commands/skills.

Grade 6 - 8

  • Create code to address a self-defined purpose.
  • Write code using different code languages.
  • Troubleshoot and implement coding to robot.
  • Upgrade or make amendments to code to achieve desired results.

BUILD

Kindergarten - Grade 2

  • Understand basic movements and construction.
  • Understand the function of a 3-D printer.
  • Identify circuit board and name some objects that are included on a circuit board.

Grade 3 - 5

  • Design and build projects using understanding of movement.
  • Understand the functionality and process of a 3-D printer.
  • Understand the purpose and function of a circuit board and name some objects that may require one.

Grade 6 - 8

  • Design and build projects using computer software and hands-on construction materials to achieve desired movement.
  • Understand dimensions and movement.
  • Create and print a project using a 3-D printer.
  • Understand basic operating principles of a circuit, resisters, and transistors.