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Grades 5-6 Core
Engagements

Learning Is Different Here

SmartLab® programs engage learners as they apply technology to projects of their own design. As they work on their projects, they build academic connections and develop 21st-century skills. Whether students are exploring robotics, coding, websites, video broadcasts, circuitry, or structures, they’re developing critical-thinking skills. They’re solving problems. They’re collaborating. They’re learning valuable project and time management skills. And they’re reflecting, communicating, and presenting not only their projects…but their learning. They’re building skills, knowledge, and interest critical for college and career success.

Rotation One 

August - October

Software Engineering

Mechanics and Structures

Island 2:
Fischertechnik Static 2

Scientific Data and Analysis

Island 3: 
Vernier-Level 2 Measuring Heartrate

Computer Graphics

Island 4: 
Punch Home Design

Computer Graphics

Island 5:
Photoshop Level 2

Robotics & Control Technology

Island 6:
LEGO EV3 Level 3-Decisions-Loops 

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Rotation Two 

October - December

Software Engineering

Island 1:
Stencyl

Mechanics and Structures

Island 2:
Fischertechnik- Gears Level 3

Scientific Data & Analysis

Island 3:
Extreme Weather-Monster Storms

Computer Graphics

Island 4:
Punch Home Design Level 2

Mechanics & Structures

Island 5:
Fischertechnik     Optics Kit

Computer Graphics

Island 6:
Photoshop- Photomontage Level 3

Rotation Three 

January - March

Mechanics and Structures

Island 1:
IQ Key Level 2

Mechanics and Structures

Island 2: Fischertechnik 
Marble Run

Sustainability

Island 3: 
Energy Effeciency

Rotation Two 

August - October

Software Engineering

Island 1:
Stencyl Level 1

Mechanics and Structures

Island 2:
Fischertechnik Level 3 Gears & Cranks

Scientific Data and Analysis

Island 3: 
Extreme Weather & Monster Storms

Computer Graphics

Island 4: 
Punch Home Design Level 2

Mechanics and Structures

Island 5:
Fischertechnik  Optical Kit

Computer Graphics

Island 6:
Photoshop Level 3 Photomontage 

Rotation One 

August - October

Software Engineering

Island 1:
Scratch-Level 2

Mechanics and Structures

Island 2:
Fischertechnik Static 2

Scientific Data and Analysis

Island 3: 
Vernier-Level 2 Measuring Heartrate

Computer Graphics

Island 4: 
Punch Home Design

Computer Graphics

Island 5:
Photoshop Level 2

Robotics & Control Technology

Island 6:
LEGO EV3 Level 3-Decisions-Loops 

Rotation Two 

November - January

Software Engineering

Island 1:
Stencyl Level 1    Game Design

Mechanics and Structures

Island 2:
Fischertechnik Static 3

Scientific Data and Analysis

Island 3: 
Extreme Weather and Monster Storms

Computer Graphics

Island 4: 
Punch Home Design Level 2

Mechanics and Structures

Island 5:
Fischertechnik      Optics Kit

Computer Graphics

Island 6:
Photoshop Level 3 Photomontage

Computer Graphics

Island 4: 
Punch Home Design Level 3

Circuitry

Island 5:
Snapino Level 1

Software Engineering

Island 6:
Stencyl Level 2 
Beyond the Basics

Rotation Four 

 March - May

Circuitry

Island 1:
Snapino Level 2
Controlling from Scratch

Mechanics and Structures

Island 2:
Fischertechnik Level 3 Super Crane Challenge

Sustainability

Island 3:
Solar Energy Level 1

Digital Communication

Island 4:
Oculus GO

Robotics & Control Technology

Island 5:
Tello Drone

Sustainability

Island 6: 
Introduction to Alternative Energy Level 1