• Pre-Engineering 6

    Instructor: Brennan, R.

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     This quarter we will apply the key concepts of the Design Process through two major project-based challenges:

    • Ship the Chip
    • Balsa Wood Bridge Challenge

     As part of the Design Process, students will be asked to:

    • Identify specifications and constraints
    • Research scientific principles (tension, compression, trusses, ...)
    • Brainstorm multiple solutions with thumbnail sketching
    • Prototype using proper methods and safety procedures
    • Test, evaluate and redesign
    • Document the entire process using a variety of technology applications.

     The course meets twice per week for nine weeks according to the following schedule:

    • Anchors – Tuesday, Block 3; Thursday, Block 3
    • Sunfish - Tuesday, Block 6; Thursday, Block 6

     Grading will be based on design projects and engineering portfolios.

     Please see Mr. Brennan if you have any questions.