• Welcome to 7th & 8th Grade Technology & Engineering Education
     
    If you need to contact me please email me:  john.krywcun@lcps.org
     

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    Biography: Mr. Krywcun is excited to be part of Smart's Mill Middle School. He received his Bachelors of Science Degree from Buffalo State College with his certification in Technology Education. After spending several years in education and recently working as an engineer for 14 years, he is looking forward to an exciting 2018-2019 school year! This will be an even more exciting school year as we offer the new Technology of Robotics Design course that will utilize the VEX design platform and Tetrix by Pitsco.
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    Tetrix
     

    TETRIX is a complete design system for students who are serious about engineering. Featuring heavy-duty, aircraft-grade aluminum elements for construction; powerful drive motors; and expandable capabilities, TETRIX provides the ideal platform for creativity. We work to design Urban Search & Rescue robotics that can perform day or night.

     


    7th Grade Technology:
    This program at Smart's Mill Middle School utilizes a modular laboratory that explores various facets of Technology. Students work at their own pace to Research, Challenge and Apply themselves to various topics that can be found below. The optional (Personalized Learning) workstations offered are:

     
    Engineering Towers Electricity Lights & Lasers Package Design
    Home Makeover Computer Graphics & Animation Graphic Communications CNC Manufacturing
    Weather Intelligent Homes eDesign (see below) Forces
    Energy, Power & Mechanics Biotechnology Inventions & Innovations Future Fuels
    Practical Skills Music & Sound Audio Broadcasting  
     
     eDesign
     
    QR code for eDesign created by Julia Blackin & Shelby Gerving
    ...an example of using technology to display understanding! 
     
     

    7th Grade Syllabus (2018-2019)

     
     
     
     
     

     


    8th Grade Technology:
    This Technological & Manufacturing Systems Class is an elective that stresses problem-solving abilities and provides career awareness to students.  Our 8th grade program has a larger focus on project-based learning , with less time working in module workstations. Technology and Engineering Education overall utilizes STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math principles throughout the curriculum. Units of study that are part of this challenging curriculum are Engineering, Electronics, MagLev Transportation, Aerospace, Robotics, Manufacturing, Tiny House Architecture and 3D Printing and Design.
     
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    Students this school year will work to revitalize the school courtyard and several outdoor projects. This initiative began in 2011-2012 and will continue...
     
    8th Grade Architecture Display
     8th Grade Architecture Display