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CLARKSON SECONDARY SCHOOL
Course Code: TIJ1O0 Course Name: Grade 9 Exploring Technologies


Prerequisite: None

Material Required:

Geometry Set

Calculator





Course Description
This course enables students to further explore and develop technological knowledge and skills introduced in the elementary science and technology program. Students will be given the opportunity to design and create products and/or provide services related to the various technological areas or industries, working with a variety of tools, equipment, software commonly used in industry. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues, and will begin to explore secondary and post-secondary education and training pathways leading to careers in technology-related fields.








Overall Course Expectations

A1. demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts and skills required in the planning and development of a product or service, including the use of a design process and/or other

problem-solving processes and techniques;



A2. demonstrate the ability to use a variety of appropriate methods to communicate ideas and solutions;

A3. evaluate products or services in relation to specifications, user requirements, and operating conditions.

B1. use problem-solving processes and project-management strategies in the planning and fabrication of a product or delivery of a service;

B2. fabricate products or deliver services, using a variety of resources.

C1. demonstrate an awareness of the effects of various technologies on the environment;

C2. demonstrate an awareness of how various technologies affect society, as well as how society influences technological developments.

D1. follow safe practices and procedures when using materials, tools, and equipment;

D2. identify careers in various technological fields, and describe the educational requirements for them.





Unit

Unit Breakdown

Summative Assessments

1. Technical Drawing



Measurement, Orthographic projection, mechanical drafting tools and techniques, drawing layout, isometric drawings, design sketching.



Imperial/metric measurements K,T

Drafting Instruments K, A

Isometric drawings K,T, A, C

Orthographic drawings K,T,A, C


2.Principles of Land Vehicle Transportation



Aerodynamics, friction, shop safety, correct operation of machines in wood shop band saw, drill press, hand tools, disk sander, spindle sander, design process

Safety test K,T, C

Demonstrates safe +correct machine operation A,C

Vehicle research assignment K,T

Apply design process re: dragster K, T, C,A

Final product: CO2 Dragster construction A, T

Dragster performance A



3. Electronics





Ohm’s law, colour codes, electronic components, schematic symbols, soldering techniques, safety

Safety test (soldering) K, T,C

Electronics research assignment K,T, C

Basic electric circuit problems (ohm’s law) K,T

Demonstrate proper soldering techniques A,K

Final products: electronic flasher circuit construction A

model construction for circuit, A, C, T





4. Rocketry



Rocket research incl. terminology and principals, aerodynamics, mathematics of rocket flight, design principles

Units of pressure



Research assignment K, T,C

Rocket design T, C

Final product: pop bottle rocket A

Rockets performance A

Self-assessment + reflection of rocket performance T,C


5. Technological Impact on Society and Career Opportunities



Impact of land transportation on society/environment , use of fossil fuels, alternate forms of transit

Social and environmental impact of electronic technology eg: waste disposal, communication Impact on society + environment of space transportation/exploration/commercialization

Advantages and disadvantages of above

Education requirements and Career opportunities related to transportation systems,

Aerospace and electronics industries


Research assignments on societal and environmental impact of automobiles K,T,C

Electronics K, T,C

Aerospace technology K,T, C

Use of Ontario Skills Passport to research


Use of career cruising to research possible careers T,C



Additional Information:
The order of the units will vary dependent on the semester.

Students must pass all safety tests and have safety rules signed by parents/guardians.



Clarkson S.S. Assessment & Evaluation Policy

CHEATING:

Students are expected to demonstrate HONESTY and integrity and submit assessments that are reflective of their own work. Cheating is defined as completing an assessment in a dishonest way through improper access to the answers. Examples include, but are not limited to; using another student’s work as your own, using an unauthorized reference sheet during an assessment, receiving / sending an electronic message to another student with test questions / answers, etc.

In order to ensure that all assessments are free from cheating,

Students will:

  • review school policy with regards to academic honesty

  • submit their own work for evaluation to show evidence of skill and knowledge

  • use only teacher approved materials during an evaluation

  • demonstrate the qualities of good character and good intention (honesty, caring, respectful, responsibility,) when preparing evidence of their learning.

If a student cheats on an assessment,



Students may be:

  • required to complete an alternate evaluation under direct supervision in a timely manner

  • required to write a reflective piece which demonstrates an understanding of the character attribute of honesty.

  • assigned a mark deduction

  • referred to a vice-principal

  • assigned a zero.

Plagiarism:
Students are expected to demonstrate HONESTY and use proper citations and referencing when completing assessments.

Plagiarism is defined as the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work. Examples include, but are not limited to; copying another’s project (portions or whole) and paraphrasing parts of a book or article without reference or citation.


In order to ensure that all assessments are free from plagiarism,

Students will:

  • Be required to complete a workshop in correct documentation

  • produce their own work

  • give credit through appropriate citations and referencing when quoting or paraphrasing the work of others

  • be diligent in maintaining and protecting their own work

  • seek clarification or assistance from teachers or other available resources



If an assessment is plagiarized,



Students may be:

  • required to rewrite or resubmit all or parts of the assignment

  • referred for remedial lessons on proper citation and references

  • required to do a reflection on the character attribute of honesty

  • referred to a vice-principal

  • required to sign a contract with the administration and teacher about commitment to academic honesty

  • assigned a zero.





LATE ASSIGNMENTS – assignments submitted after the due date and before the absolute deadline.
Students are expected to demonstrate RESPONSIBILITY and submit all assessments by the established due date. Students are responsible for providing evidence of their achievement of the overall course expectations within the time frame specified by the teacher and in a form approved by the teacher. There are consequences for not completing assignments for evaluation or for submitting those assignments late.
In order to ensure that all evaluations are submitted by the established due date,

Students will:

  • record due dates in personal organizers

  • consider other commitments including co-curricular activities in planning assignment completion

  • negotiate alternate due date well before due date, not last minute (a minimum of 24 hours in advance or at teachers discretion)

  • find out what they missed during absences

  • use school support systems (i.e. special education, counselors, extra help, …)




If an evaluation is submitted after the due date



Students :

  • must notify the teacher and explain why the assignment was not submitted on the due date – in grades 9 & 10 a note from a parent/guardian may be required

  • marks may be deducted for late assignments

  • may be required to complete the assignment with supervision

  • may be referred to a school based support team or a vice-principal

  • may be placed on a contract for assignment completion





MISSED ASSIGNMENTS – assignments either not submitted or submitted after the absolute deadline

Excerpt from Policy 14.


In order to ensure that all evaluations are submitted,


Students will:

  • be responsible for meeting and knowing absolute deadlines for missed assignments

  • use personal organizers to manage time and meet deadlines

  • be responsible for maintaining on- going communication with their teacher

  • take responsibility for missed work during all absences

.


If an evaluation is submitted after the absolute deadline,




Students:

  • must notify the teacher and explain why the assignment was not submitted

  • students may be asked to provide a note from a parent/guardian

  • may be required to complete the assignment or an alternate assignment under supervision

  • may be referred to a school based support team or a vice-principal

  • may be placed on a contract for assignment completion

  • may be involved in an action plan to complete the required assignment within a given time frame

  • may be assigned a zero.





Course Code: ______________________ Course Name: ____________________________

____________________________ ___________________________ __________________

Parent/Guardian Signature Student Signature Date

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