Track E-2 Descriptions

Tinker CAD

Make your own robot in TinkerCAD, which is an easy-to-use 3D CAD design tool. Start with the feet and set your dimensions! You can decide the colors, and height, too. Before you design your robot, you’ll have the decide what your robot should do once it’s built, though!

Basic functionality of TinkerCAD will be covered first by the instructor. The class will also cover important STEM topics such as measurement, angles, and other geometric shapes.

Japanese Art

Have you ever wondered why some colors on the color wheel look good next to another, but ugly when paired with others? Or why mixing red and blue make purple? Well in this class students will do a deep dive into Color Theory, learning about the basics, like primary and secondary colors from the color wheel, and building from there into more complicated topics, like Analogous, Complementary, and Intermediate Color Theory!  We will learn about these topics, and more, by seeing multiple different examples, discussing its history, and finally learning about their applications in the art world. Students will not only learn about these topics in a hands-on setting, but they will also apply them to creating unique and exciting art pieces, delving not only into our topic but other art medias too. This class will push the students understanding of colors application and use in the art world, giving them a better understanding of the topic and letting them take this knowledge in to not only their own art creation, but their everyday life. So get your color pallet ready, because we are going to become color theory masters!

Anatomy and Physiology: An exploration of the human body

Have you ever wondered how the human body really works? If so, then you are already thinking like a physiologist. Physiology is the branch of biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms. At the basic level, physiology helps us understand how living creatures do all the things they do: eat, run, jump, breathe, think, and keep their hearts beating.  The class will be a “hands-on” and “minds-on” experience, where you will learn whole-body integrative physiology.  You will use the same lab where college physiology students do and use computers to collect and analyze data. You will also have the chance to closely examine real organs, monitor vital signs, perform an EKG, and test your lung function.