Curriculum Overview

Engineering   [en-juhneer-ing]
(noun)  1. The art or science of making practical application of the knowledge of pure sciences, like physics or chemistry, as in the construction of engines, bridges, buildings, machines, ships, etc. 2. Applying physical principles to the scientific world to create new equipment and materials. 3. Bringing ideas to reality. This is how you “do” engineering.


St. James Cathedral School

G.E.A.R.  (Get Excited About Robotics)

Trimester Availability: 6th (N/A), 7th & 8th (ALL)
Teacher: Mr. Santiago Buraye

SYLLABUS: Robots are becoming more and more advanced. Get ready to ignite your curiosity and imagination through this hands-on robotics class! Students will build and program their very own robot using MINDSTORMS Education EV3 software and materials.

Experience the new wave of 21st Century learning and application with G.E.A.R! Design, program and watch your robot carry out controlled actions created by you. In GEAR class you will learn “how to robot,” then use your “robot to learn.”

This class fosters creative thinking, Increases understanding of scientific and engineering principles used in the design process. Students learn valuable skills (time management, critical thinking, etc.) needed in the real world. It is vital that today’s youth understand how science and technology are shaping the world of tomorrow.

The future of our country’s economy will depend on a skilled and technologically literate workforce. GEAR is an excellent vehicle for achieving this goal.