Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Engineering Tasks

·      Task 1: The scientists and doctors need a vehicle that will take them over the rough terrain to search for other survivors and to collect data.
o   Requirements:
o  Needs to travel over rough terrain.
o  Needs to have a universal drive shaft.
o  Must be able to switch from two-wheel drive to four-wheel drive.

·      Task 2: The scientists need a machine that will rotate a solar collection dish from inside their labs. The machine must be located outside their building and around the corner.
o   Requirements:                    
o  Needs to have a minimum gear ratio of 1:5.
o  Must be located around a corner.
o  Needs to be angled 30° toward the sun.
o  Must be able to follow the sun.

·      Task 3: Doctors need a machine to move all of their operating equipment and generators, at one time, from room to room. One of the pieces of equipment is an old radio now used to regulate heartbeats, called a cardioregulator.
o   Requirements:
o  Must move all of the equipment at once.
o  Must create a cardioregulator.
o  The equipment is very heavy. The machine can move slowly, but it must be capable of carrying a lot of weight.

·      Task 4: For all members to survive, they must have food, water, and shelter. This means pumping water from the ground, cutting wood for building, and grinding grain for flour to eat.
o    Requirements:
o  Must create one machine that will perform all three tasks.
o  Must have only one input to run all devices in order to save energy.

o  Must be no larger than 10 in. x 10 in.

Monday, August 11, 2014

7th Grade Syllabus

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8th Grade Syllabus

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