Applied Science: Syllabus
Applied science is a discipline of science that applies existing scientific knowledge to develop more practical applications, like technology or inventions. --Wikepedia
LEARNING GOALS AND OUTCOMES
Applied Science develops critical thinking skills, provides teamwork environments, and gives students a challenge to create real-world solutions. Students will be provided with a set of learning goals and outcomes for each activity, and they will be documented in student journals.
The syllabus has a general schedule to follow, however it should be noted that frequently when students are working a project, some classes may find they need additional time. Because of this, refer frequently to the applied science calendar for updates on schedule changes.
Most of class will be student directed inquiry. Approximately 5% of the class is spent on direct instruction, 80% of the class is spent on student investigation, and the remaining on debrief, drawing connections, and writing conclusions. Students will watch videos of engineers at work, explore high tech solutions, utilize the engineering method, and document their findings in scientific and/or engineering language.
Refer frequently to AS Websites link or calendar for useful and/or missed class video links.
MISSED CLASS MAKE/UP WORK
If a student misses class, he/she may miss the first day of a multi day project. Because of this, the student should follow the outlined syllabus for missing class make-up work. If it is not a multi-day project, student does not need to make up work. This will not affect the student’s grade.
GRADING RUBRIC - 10% journal – 90% Participation
Because applied science develops critical thinking skills which includes working in a team environment, students should come to class ready to participate within a group in real-time events. Participation points will be posted online with 5 points per class. If a student misses a class, they are not penalized. If student missed a multi-day project, they are responsible for joining a team and participating fully in the following class.
CLASS PROJECTS & ASSIGNMENTS
Most projects are completed within the class environment. Students may be asked twice in the year to complete a project at home. For example: make a musical instrument and demonstrate to the class. Rubric will be posted online in advance.
Click Here to view Course Syllabus 2015-2016