Grade 9 – Science

Digital Fabrication 2

Available to: qualified 10 students, see placement requirements on the Science Department page or the Computer Science & Engineering page Schedule: one semester Special Notes: This course does not count towards the diploma requirement for the Science department. Students taking this course must concurrently be enrolled in a year of traditional science or have successfully completed three years of traditional science. Digital Fabrication 2 builds upon the skills learned in Digital Fabrication.  Students will learn how to use the Design Process to look at a variety of factors to solve problems.  Advanced CAD modeling will also be covered.  Students will be introduced to automated modeling and optimized design, allowing them to create and modify computer-generated parts.  Analysis of those parts through structural and fluid simulation will be introduced by using FEA (finite element analysis) to refine parts to meet specific requirements.  Top-up and bottom-down assembly techniques will be covered, [...]

Digital Fabrication 1

Available to: all grade 9 and 10 students Schedule: one semester Special Notes: This course does not count towards the diploma requirement for the Science department. Students taking this course must concurrently be enrolled in a year of traditional science or have successfully completed three years of traditional science. Digital Fabrication 1 introduces students to many of the skills needed to take an idea and turn it into a hands-on project.  Students will be introduced to CAD (computer-aided design) modeling, then will learn how to turn those models into actual parts using 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC (computer numerical control) machines.  Students will also be introduced to hands-on skills, learning how to work with metals, woods, and composites.  The fundamentals of designing circuits with a wide variety of electronic components and sensors will be taught.  Students will then learn how to create code to manipulate and control those [...]

Principles of Scientific Inquiry

Available to: grade 9 students, required for those students Relying on the motto of the Royal Society of London, Nulius in verba (“take no one’s word for it”), we emphasize that science is an experiential endeavor. How do we know what we know? This class lays the foundation of expectations and approach to the science learning experience that permeates all aspects of the Stevenson science curriculum. Through an integrated science curriculum, foundational topics in physics, chemistry, biology and environmental science are woven into an interdisciplinary study of core scientific concepts. We take advantage of our local marine environment, the world renowned Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary, the Monterey pine forest, and the classroom to solidify practices of scientific measurement, data organization, and analysis. Emphasis is placed on the interconnectedness of all major branches of science necessary for fully analyzing any scientific phenomena, and students develop the knowledge and skills to [...]

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