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Grades 7-8 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

Robotics & Control Technology

Island 1:

Sphero Bolt

Mechanics and Structures

Island 2:

K'NEX-Engino -Fischertechnic

Digital Communication

Island 3: 

Garageband

Digital Communication

Island 4: 

Frames-Stop Motion Animation

Computer Graphics

Island 5:

Tinkercad Level 1

Computer Graphics

Island 6:

Tinkercad Level 2

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Rotation Two 

October - December

Software Engineering

Island 1:

App Inventor

Mechanics and Structures

Island 2: Fischertechinic Optics

Circuitry

Island 3:

LEGO Pneumatics

Robotics & Control Technology

Island 4:

Tello Drones

Circuitry

Island 5:

Snap Circuits Level 1

Circuitry

Island 6:

Snap Circuits-Rover Challenge

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