Middle School Woodworking
For Credit (Y/N)
|Meeting Days||Tuesday / Thursday|
|Meeting Times||Activity / Elective Period|
|Teachers||Mr. Ante Marovic, Mr. Patrick Harrington|
The course is offered for the student interested in learning lifelong skills in the area of basic construction and manufacturing.
Events & Topics
The students will have a variety of areas of focus, including design and carpentry. During this activity, students will continue to build on their knowledge in planning a project to produce a finished product. This includes the selection and use of tools and materials. Emphasis will be on safety and quality of workmanship.
Students will be assigned small projects which will target mastering specific skills. The club will also collaborate together on a larger group project. This activity will be exciting not only during club time but also during the student’s free time. Making a project starts with an idea. Students will learn how to visualize a project in their head and how to create it. As students build different skills they will formulate more and more ideas which they would sketch on paper or Computer-Aided Design (CAD).
Skills & Benefits
Students will receive guidance on how to use tools safely. Tools are an extension of the human possibility to work faster, better and more precisely. Machines do not create items on their own, rather individuals tell the machines what to do. This club will guide students to problem solve obstacles that are blocking them from finishing a project.
Upon successful completion of this activity, students will have skills that will be useful in aspects of their life. Additionally, the student will have a broader understanding of the construction process as well as more in-depth problem-solving skills.