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250 Isidro Sanchez Road Bernalillo, New Mexico, 87004


NASA Technologies 2 1 CR Elective Fall 2017& Spring 2018 08/17-05/18


Jennylou Pangilinan-Riel 211 Available by 867-2388 jriel@bps.k12.nm.us


Students can access videos and other resources at www.arduino.com , www.google.com, www.youtube.com etc.
Class website: http://mrsrielshub.weebly.com
This class website will be your go-to spot for class notes, practice problems, important announcements, extra help
resources, printable materials, and much more!


Internet Access, flash drive, single subject notebook , pencils, pens, highlighters (blue, yellow, orange, pink, green),
scissors, gluesticks, and a scientific calculator. Students will be provided a graphing calculator for use during class.

Supply Donations (always appreciated): paper towels, Kleenex, Clorox wipes, and hand sanitizer.

Course Overview other programming platforms. Through discussion and

analysis, the course then delves into the understanding of
NASA technologies 2 Introduction to Robotics how this system interacts with objects using various
and Engineering: is designed to provide the student with sensors.
advanced scientific and technological knowledge and Cross-cutting Concepts will link the application
historical understanding of the fundamentals of Arduino of Space Science to Computer Engineering, Math and
and create research-based projects that apply the acquired Physics. Mars environment and space exploration will be
skills. covered with a focus on rover development for space
The course aims to enable learners to acquire and design and exploration with reference to the objectives of
exhibit engineering skills to create robotics based projects the partner establishment SIPI-ATE (Southwestern Indian
in different STEM categories. After completion of the Polytechnic Institute Advanced Technical Education). This
course, the students are expected to complete tasks, build portion will cover the type of environment that the rovers
mechanical parts of robots, and control their movement with which the rovers will interact. Upon completion of the
guided by different sensors. Students will learn to apply course, the student should have established a solid
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math principles to foundation in the Arduino micro-controller, basic
sketch (or code) and have their robots function as computer logic, applied Math and Science. Students will be
designed. able to build on their knowledge in order to make their
The course offers the students basic rovers complete other tasks relevant to a Mars mission and
understanding of computer programming and the other technical requirements of robotics and science fairs
capabilities of the Arduino and other basic introductions to and competitions.

Catalog Description: Emerging Technologies- NASA Technologies 2: This is an introduction to high technology
and the related jobs. The course will may be taught in a Dual-Credit format, or may be a high school only
course. The course will cover Microsystems and their design, basic electrical principles, mechanical systems, and
entry level robotics and programming. The capstone outcome of the course will is participation in the spring
NM RoboRave.
The course will provide the learner with information to increase their scope of understanding and view of the
world of high technology and give them a foundation to make sound decisions about their educational
pathway. Students will be expected to behave professionally, pay required fees, participate in labs, and bring
materials to class. Students are required to do several long term projects throughout the year.

Mastery Learning before Advancement
Personalized, self-paced learning, Interactivity and Immediate feedback
Communication between students and teachers
Supervised, hands-on learning
Offers supplemental course support, including online homework and assessments.



1. You are responsible for your own learning. Your grade is 6. Clean up after yourself and return what you borrowed.
the reflection of your performance. 7. Personal electronics are for academic purposes only.
2. Work hard whining will get you nowhere. 8. Do your best and follow instructions in every task
3. Be on time, on task and prepared to learn everyday. assigned.
4. Respect the teacher, the classroom, others, and yourself. 9. Ask questions, ignorance does not excuse anyone.
5. Eating and drinking should only be done when permitted. 10. Help each other and say please and thank you.

COURSE OUTLINE (Subject to change at the instructors discretion)

PRE-REQUISITES: Unit 5: Electrical Engineering Unit 8: Programming
Housekeeping Introduction Unit 6: Wireless communication Flowcharting
Cornell Notes on Cornel Notes and information technology Introduction to Scratch
Unit I: General and Introduction to Arduino
Civil/Mechanical Engineering Unit 7: Robot Construction Software (IDE)
Definition of an engineer materials used for robot NXT Mindstorm V2.0
The need for engineering construction Unit 9: Research-Based Projects
Branches of engineering operating principle of
Engineering ethics. motors MARS MISSIONS: PLAYING IN THE
Guidelines for ethical actuators MARS YARD
decisions. controllers
Unit 2: Engineering Mechanisms and Kinematics CHAPTER 9: ROBORAVE
design Sensors CHALLENGES
method Power Supply Final Project 1: Challenge Robots
traits of a creative engineer Data Storage Final Project 2: Research Plan and
Unit 3: Introduction to engineering LCD and Display Proposals
design Connectivity
Unit 4: Electronic Fundamentals


Next Generation Science Standards THE MAZE CHALLENGE
Common Core Mathematics Standards
Common Core English Language Art Standards ROBORAVE ENTRIES

Grades are determined by exhibiting knowledge and skills based on points earned from:
1. Daily Class Work Problems or In Class 4. Unit Tests
Activities 5. Projects
2. Practice Problems 6. Notebooks
3. Quizzes 7. Binder Checks

topics for tests will be handed out two days before
Interactive Notebook: the test. If students need additional help they may
All students are required to keep an interactive arrange to meet with me before school, during
notebook (which is basically a self-created mini lunch, or after school.
textbook) in a 1 subject graph paper notebook. This
notebook will be kept in the students school binder Test Corrections or Test Re-do
and is where notes are to be taken and class work Students have the opportunity to either complete
completed. Notebooks will be graded at the end of test corrections to improve their test grade or re-
each UNIT. Students are required to take Cornell take. Only 2 opportunities for corrections or re-do
Notes daily on the right hand pages of their will be permitted each semester.
notebooks and insert any cut-outs or student
created charts, tables, etc. Notes need to follow In order to be eligible for corrections, students must
specified format. Corresponding practice problems honestly attempt each question on the initial exam.
will be completed on the left hand page next to the The 3 column format must be followed to earn
days notes. credit for corrections. Any student copying test
corrections from another student or turning in work
Practice Problems: that is not their own will forfeit the test corrections
Students can expect to have daily practice problems and ALL FUTURE test corrections.
assigned. This may range textbook work,
worksheets, calculator activities, or investigation In order to be eligible for a re-do, students must fill
activities. This work will be checked on the due date out A Test Retake Request AKA a Yellow Card. This
for completion and points awarded based on yellow card will indicated how the student will
performance. prepare for the re-take along with a scheduled date
for the re-take. Failure to adhere to the scheduled
Vocabulary/Formulas: re-take date, the opportunity will be forfeited. In
Students will imbed vocabulary words and formulas addition, a re-take request MAY be denied by the
into their daily notes. instructor if the student is not prepared to retest.

Tests and Quizzes:

Students can expect practice problem quizzes each Projects and Labs
day the practice problems are due- point values will A grading rubric, instruction, and a due date will
vary. Homework quizzes must be completed in their be provided at the beginning of each project.
designated composition notebook and will remain in These types of assignments can range from group
the classroom. projects (in or out of class), labs and activities, oral
presentations, or written assignments. Specific
Tests will be given at the end of each unit. Tests will guidelines and expectations will be provided prior
include short answer, multiple choice, and other
to each assignment. Projects and labs are not
methods and maybe done online with no other
accepted late, there are absolutely no exceptions
notes or resources shall be permitted. Reviews

Late Work- Practice Problems:
Late work is highly discouraged. Completing practice problems in a timely manner allows for immediate practice
following a lesson and leads to greater success in the classroom and on exams. However, practice problems can
be checked up to 1 week after the initial due date. After this due date, the work will not be accepted.

As per school requirements, each student should have a 3 inch binder in which they keep all their work for their classes.
Students will keep their notebook for Algebra 1 in this binder and binders will be checked every Thursday using a
rubric. However an additional individual portfolio will be kept in the room where all outputs in the class will be placed.

Continuous Improvement DATA Folders:

Each student will be required to maintain a DATA folder for NASA 1. This folder will contain a class mission statement,
individual student mission statement, student created SMART goals (short term and long term), worksheets and EOC
scores, scores on UNIT Exams, bi-weekly grade checks, and scores on quarterly assessments. The information and data
will be updated on a regular basis and parents will be able to see student data upon their visit to the classroom.

End of Course Exam:

All students will take teacher made Exam and must competed to at least one completion joined in by the Robotics/
Programming team. This exam will serve as a course requirement.

Extra Help The Math Table: Students can receive additional learning support from me at BHS based on a scheduled
availability during lunch in the cafeteria at The Math Table. Students can eat lunch, sit with their peers, and teachers,
and work collaboratively to master skills and problem solving and or take opportunity for consultation on the projects
on progress. Please note that the availability of teachers may change unexpectedly due to unforeseen circumstances.
Should a change or cancellation occur, an announcement will be made in classes of over the intercom.

Course Assessments
Assignments/ Categories Grading Scale
Classwork , Practice Problems 30% A- 90-100 points
Homework , Binder and Notebook 10% B- 80-89 points
Tests 20% C- 70-79 points
Quizzes 10% D- 60-69 points
Robotic Projects, Labs 30% F- Below 60 points

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my right to request a meeting at any time to discuss the enforcement of these rules and policies or any other issues related to class.

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