Did you know that Wangenheim is the only middle school in the district with a metal shop? ConstructionTechnology consists of metal shop and wood shop. Safety and the correct use of tools is our primary focus. Students use a variety of hand toolspower tools to make small projects.
In metal shop, we use sheet metal to create different projects such as chandeliers, trowels, and tool boxes. Students get hands-on experience with different types of metal work such as foundry and welding. The students learn to work together as they gain experiencewith many different tools. They also develop a sense of responsibility asthey use a variety of tools and learn the importance of followingdirections. Students learn what it takes to run a professional shop.
Students also express their creativity in wood shop. Projects include skateboards, chess boards, picture frames and a variety of other interesting projects. Students learn accurate measurement, precision cutting with a saw, and safe use of a disc sander andother tools. While they do this, they know that safety comes first and that respect for other students is not only expected but essential.