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Board views results of engineering courses
Hearing students do well in engineering classes in middle school is one thing; seeing a mechanical creation they built is believing.
The school board saw just that at their regular board meeting on Monday when grade 7 and 8 science teachers, Jeff Ballman and Shaun Robbins demonstrated a fully functioning simple robot that students built.
The middle school students are in the district’s Project Lead The Way (PLTW) science, engineering and math classes. The program introduces younger students to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (often referred to as STEM) classes. In the past, engineering courses were first offered in the district to ninth-graders. TCU offers two PLTW courses for the middle school students in Montgomery and Le Center: Automation and Robotics, and Design and Modeling.
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