Students will develop an understanding of technological integration by creating connections through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and use of applied physics and mathematics, architecture, digital design, career exploration, and environmental impacts.
Students will develop an understanding that knowledge obtained through cooperative learning and hands-on experiences that promote the growth of the whole individual with essential lifelong learning skills.
What is the importance of line structure when drafting? What are drawing standards? What is are the different elevations of a house and how are they properly placed in a sketch? What is orthographic projection?
How does digital photography shape our lives? What are the different types of shots that you can take with a camera? How do you enhance and/or change photos while utilizing Adobe Photoshop?
What role do forces and stress play on structures? Why do buildings fall or stand under different circumstances? Why did the Tacoma bridge fail? What is compression, tension, buckling, and torsion?
Course Academic Vocabulary:
Stress, Strain, I-Beams and T-Beams, Forces, Compression, Tension, Live Load, Dynamic Load, Surface Area, Equilibrium, Elasticity, Flexibility, Tensile Strength, Hooke’s Law, Steel, Concrete, Galvanizing, Triangulation, Arch, Bridges, Beams, Cantilever, Truss, Shearing Stress, Abutment, Suspension, Buckling, Torsion, Fatigue, Snapping, Cycling Loading/Scale, Transform, Line Continuity, Drawing Standards, Floor Plan, Elevations, Layers, Detail Drawings, Isometric and Orthographic Projections, 2-Dimentional and 3-Dimentional Drawings, Multi-view Drawings, Computer Aided Drawing/Manufacturing/Engineering, Cartesian Coordinate Systems, Absolute and Relative Coordinates, Dimensions, Docked Toolbars, Workspace/Depth of Field, Exposure, Focal Length, Field of View, Focus, Format, Mass Media, Optimization, Opaque, Transparent, Pixel, Rule of Thirds, Resolution, Shape, Color, Line and Texture, Visual Literacy, Composition, Depth of Field, Tactile Texture, Silhouette, Portrait, Kelvin Temperature, White Balance, Pan, Tilt.
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