I don't remember middle school tech ed class. I don't even remember if girls were allowed to take Woodshop when I was in middle school (or high school, for that matter; I was too busy learning shorthand and typing to notice). That's why it thrills me to know that every 6th grader in our middle school gets to take Design and Modeling, a brand-new pre-engineering class. This project, when I first saw it, blew me away. I asked one of my students to demonstrate it, which he was happy to do. I'm sure you'll be impressed!
Kinda makes me want to go back to middle school.
Yes, I am kidding; you couldn't pay me enough!