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Coll Honors Climate Crisis : Implementing Solutions [ AHS only ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : Earned a B or better in at least one rigorous science course ( i . e . physics , chemistry , environmental science , earth science , or biology ). Earned a B or better in at least one upper level math course ( i . e . algebra 2 / trigonometry , pre-calculus , modeling , probability , or statistics ). Intended Audience : Grades 11 , 12 Credit : Two trimesters = 1.0 credit Major Outcomes :
• Investigate the scientific evidence for climate change and its impact .
• Understand conventional and alternative energy resources and the basis of harnessing energy from them .
• Use calculations of electrical output and efficiency to evaluate the costs , constraints , and impacts of available energy sources .
• Understand the importance of minimizing energy usage by increasing energy efficiency and conservation .
• Become informed citizens with an understanding of energy policy and how personal choices can affect climate change .
Projects , Activities , etc .: Hands on activities and labs including design / engineering projects . Weekly homework assignments . Instructional Focus : Students will learn the fundamentals related to harnessing energy from various sources ( conventional and renewable ), their environmental consequences , and the impact on society . The energy sources will be compared in terms of their costs , constraints , and environmental impacts all within the context of social values and public policy . Four credits may be earned in the “ Technology and Society ” theme at the University of Minnesota . ( EE1701 : Climate Crisis : Implementing Solutions )
Engineering and Robotics I [ AHS only ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : Physical Science 9 A / B Intended Audience : Grades 10 - 12 Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Utilize design thinking to solve engineering related problems
• Design , build , and program robotics
• Incorporate multiple technologies and software in creative applications Projects , Activities , etc .: Hands on activities and group projects Instructional Focus : Use hands on and practical skills to develop and apply engineering principles to solve robotics challenges and problems . Co-curricular Connection : Robotics Club
Engineering and Robotics II [ AHS only ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : Engineering and Robotics I Intended Audience : Grades 10 , 11 , and 12 Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Focus on wireless communication and IoT applications
• Utilize design thinking to solve engineering related problems
• Design , build , and program automated systems
• Incorporate multiple technologies and software in creative application Projects , Activities , etc .: Hands on activities and group projects . Instructional Focus : Use hands on and practical skills to develop and apply engineering principles to solve robotics challenges and problems . Co-curricular Connection : Robotics Club
Introduction to Cybersecurity [ AHS Only ] [ Students may earn Articulated College Credit ] Intended Audience : Grades 10 , 11 , and 12 Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Explore what cybersecurity is and what it means for you personally and professionally
• Learn how to be safe online by understanding the most common threats , attacks and vulnerabilities
• Find out how businesses protect their operations from cyber attacks and why jobs are growing
Instructional Focus : Hands-on activities , research , and speakers . Co-curricular Connection : BPA
Honors Arts Symposium : The Chemistry of Art [ AHS only ] Intended Audience : Grades 11 and 12 Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Learn and directly apply the elements of art and principles of design
• Explore a secondary discipline ; noting the connections with art ( ex . chemistry , specifically chemical reactions to metals and other materials used in jewelry design
• Apply Design Thinking method to create solutions to various design challenges
• Design and create works that become part of an e-portfolio
Projects / Activities , etc .: Exploration of materials , original design work , development of art skills ( ex . creating patinas on metal , use of jewelry equipment , designing original wearable art ) Instructional Focus : Design Thinking , Makerspace equipment , student collaboration , student-driven and project-based design challenges , industry tours , guest speakers

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