Welcome to Engineering Technology!
Engineering is the means by which humans solve problems, fill needs, and create new products and procedures.
Technology is every process or innovation that humans have or will have designed, invented, or constructed to solve a problem or fill a need.
Engineering Technology Mission Statement
The mission of the Blaine County Engineering Technology Curriculum is to empower students to become effective problem solvers, collaborators, innovators and communicators. Through standards based projects, Blaine County students will investigate the nature of technology, technology’s impact on society, the design process, and abilities of a technologically designed world.
Embedded within these projects, students will apply science, technology, engineering, mathematics and the following 21st Century skills.
Learning and innovation skills
• Creativity and innovation
• Critical thinking and problem solving
• Communication and collaboration
Life and Career skills
• Flexibility and adaptability
• Initiative and self-direction
• Social and Cross Cultural Skills
• Productivity and accountability
It's a new year at our school!
I am so excited to begin our new year as the Alturas Elementary Engineering Technology program! We will have fun learning from one another as we work to design solutions to engineering problems.
Look for these upcoming projects:
Building with various systems (Kids’ K’nex, Marble Runs, Duplos, Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs)
Learning to build from diagrams
Extending building skills to regular K’nex
Solar energy and green houses
Potential and kinetic energy
Sound and speaker design