Science, Technology and Engineering, Computer Courses
The Bedford High School Science, Technology and Engineering program offers a wide variety of courses from the core physics, chemistry, biology classes to a full range of Advanced Placement courses. Electives in Anatomy, Astronomy, Robotics, Forensics, and Marine Science allow students to explore areas of interest. Please click on the course below to see a full description of the offering in Science, Computer, and Technology offered at BHS. For a complete listing of all high school courses visit the BHS Course Offerings Program of Studies.
|Advanced Placement||Senior Electives||Science and Enginnering Practices|
|Robotics||Drafting||Manufacturing and Production|
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Honors Environmental Science is a year-long course designed to show thematic connections between a variety of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, and physics. It provides students with a coherent and realistic picture of the applications of many scientific concepts as they interact with our planet and environment and help explain phenomena. This year long survey course will focus on climate change, population growth, natural resources, and ecosystem dynamics. The aim of this course is to provide the knowledge and skills to assist in helping students understand and evaluate the environmental challenges of today and the future.
In this course, students will learn advanced Solid Modeling Techniques common to Mechanical Engineering, beyond those developed in Drafting I and II. Students will design models, drawings, and pictorial/renderings commonly used in Mechanical Engineering. Students will also have the opportunity to perform Structural and Motion Analyses and Design Studies in order to optimize their designs. Finally, they may have an opportunity to engineer and build solutions for problems or opportunities as presented by members of the Bedford School community using equipment both internal and external to the school. By providing solutions to these customers, they will experience opportunities similar to those faced by engineers in various fields.
Engineering and 3-D Modeling Honors Course # 6214
Today’s engineering is evolving and the skills needed from conception to implementation are requiring students to develop skills that allow them to learn and practice the process. There are radical changes in the way things are designed, made, analyzed, and communicated. This course is designed for students wishing to pursue an understanding of the engineering process from analyzing and interpreting engineering design challenges to designing and creating working models that meet specific requirements and parameters. Students will develop CAD, 3-D Modeling, Simple and Complex Design, and Computer Numeric Design skills. The goal is to provide students with a big picture of the Engineering process through development and implementation of skills. Students are expected to have a base knowledge of Geometry.
ROBOTICS AND ENGINEERING I Heterogeneous Course #6303
Robotics II is a continuation of Robotics I. The projects will get more complicated with the addition of new challenges, new sensors, more advanced Tetrix Building kits, and additional advanced programming techniques. III and IV courses will teach the students a strong understanding of industrial robotic automation. The students will learn mechanical design, electrical circuit fabrication, electronic control systems, motor control systems and programming in ROBOT-C. They will be able to design, build, program, and troubleshoot custom made robotic systems. Course requirements include participation in one robotic competition of a student’s choosing. Some of the current offerings at Bedford are the Tetrix Competition and Science Olympiad, or the annual B.U. robotics competition.