Phone (661) 579-2970
Fax: (661) 579-2977
44215 10th St. West Lancaster, CA 93534
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Life Source International Charter School is a public school that is responsive to students’ needs and is held accountable for improved student achievement !!!
This course aims to guide students in learning the basics of mechanical engineering, design, and computer programming, with an understanding of such concepts as:
- sturdy construction
- gear ratios
- spur, worm, and bevel gears
- motors, lamps, and sensors
- center of gravity
- algorithms and data manipulation
- programming structures- loops, forks, subroutines
More importantly, the course aims for students to learn to think like engineers- to learn to break down complex problems into simpler, solvable blocks; to model and describe what they want something to do; to see failure as an essential opportunity to learn rather than as a judgment upon their ability.
The Robotics system offers an opportunity for students to express themselves through a mixture of science, engineering,story-telling, and art, the type of integrative skill that will be essential in the 21st century.
Goals also include research, and writing skills; and greater confidence in presentation and public speaking.
Above all, students should enjoy themselves and take real delight in all that they do; should see learning not as a chore for others but as play and exploration for its own sake. In education, curiosity and passion is paramount.