Course Description:

Students will work as teams to explore the scientific principles of mechatronics. Students will identify current employment trends are putting a large emphasis on communication, teamwork, and creativity.

Students will complete lab experiments that will give them the knowledge to compete against other groups. Lego NXT robotics kits will link structural engineering to energy principles as teams.

Essential Lerner Outcomes 

*Students will identify principles of structural rigidity

*Students will compare structures and the uses

*Students will analyze the “best” energy source for the situation

*Students will construct and program a useable practical robot

*Students will compare and contrast career options

Units of Study: (subject to change)

*Engineering Structures

Bridges, Dams, Towers


Solar, Wind, Hydro, Chemical


Design, Programming, Construction