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Grades 4-6 Core

Engagements

Learning Made Fun

The POPCS Smartlab has six islands in each rotation. It takes a POPCS student five days to complete an island. Each island begins with a Challenge and is followed by "What You Need To Know" which leads to a "Do It!" and concludes with an Extend Yourself. Students work with a partner learning collaboration and teamwork skills. Each rotation lasts  30 school days, and every student has the opportunity to experience each island. Listed below are the rotations for the year.   Our goal at POPCS is to make sure each student has the ability to learn new and interesting things, creating life-long learners who are passionate and excited about their educational journey.

Rotation One 

August - October

Software Engineering

Island 1:

Vex-VR

Mechanics and Structures

Island 2:

K'nex Motors

Scientific Data and Analysis

Island 3: 

Vernier-Motion

Circuitry

Island 4: 

Snap Circuits

Computer Graphics

Island 5:

Photoshop

Robotics & Control Technology

Island 6:

LEGO EV3

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Rotation Two 

October - December

Computer Graphics

Island 1:

Tinkercad

Mechanics and Structures

Island 2:

IQ Key Gears

Scientific Data & Analysis

Island 3:

Vernier Light

Mechanics & Structures

Island 4:

Zometools

Circuitry

Island 5:

Circuit Rover

Circuitry

Island 6:

Makey-Makey

Rotation Three 

January - March

Digital Communication

Island 1:

Frames-Stop Motion

Mechanics and Structures

Island 2: Fischertechnik 

Machines & Gears

Scientific Data and Analysis

Island 3: 

Vernier Batteries

Scientific Data & Anaylsis

Island 4: 

Stellarium

Mechanics and Structures

Island 5:

Bridge Designer

Digital Communication

Island 6:

Oculus Go

Rotation Four 

 March - May

Circuitry

Island 1:

LEGO Pneumatics

Mechanics and Structures

Scientific Data & Analysis

Island 3:

Vernier Magnetic Field

Robotics & Control Technology

Island 4:

Tello Drone

Robotics & Control Technology

Island 5:

LEGO EV3 Sensors

Circuitry

Island 6: 

Snap Circuit Bric

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