Middle School Design Technology

Arts | Design Technology
Grade: 7-8

This course introduces students to basic woodworking techniques, wire jewelry making, and wood turning. Emphasis is on the proper use of hand tools, principles of design, appreciation for fine craftsmanship, and shop safety. Students learn to use SketchUp as a three-dimensional design software, and use computer numeric controlled machines to embellish their work. Student projects are often displayed at the end of the term.


Christopher Schmidt, Design Technology
Chris Schmidt
Design Technology and Outdoor Education
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