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17-18 school year registration dates:  Aug 8 for 7th & 8th grade.  Aug 9 for 6th grade.
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Magnet Program: Science, Technology & Engineering

 

Hutchinson's STEM Magnet Program is an introduction to engineering principles and a pathway into the Engineering Academy at La Mirada High School.  Our sequence of courses begins in 6th grade and have PLTW: Project Lead the Way component.  If you would like to apply for our Magnet Program, the application is below.  You can email the completed form to rpadget@nlmusd.org or hjaeger@nlmusd.org or bring it to our front office.

 

ENGINEERING AND THE ENVIRONMENT

6TH GRADE

 

The focus of the course is on the importance and impact of energy, alternative energy sources, energy consumption through energy efficiency, and demonstrating different energy concepts. Students will build CO2 dragsters, survival shelters, mouse trap cars, and solar cars.  

 

AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS

7TH GRADE

The focus of the course is on mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation, computer control systems, and programming basic robot behaviors including using motors, sensors, and programming language. Students will build structural bridges and programming with VEX Robotics.

 

 

DESIGN AND MODELING

8TH GRADE

The focus of the course is on the engineering design process and tools, including basic programming skills. Students will sketch isometric designs, use computer graphic design software to build the design, and then create a three-dimensional model of it using a 3D printer. Students will also program VEX Robotics and drones.