• Pre-Engineering 8

    Instructor: Brennan, R.

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    This quarter we will apply the key concepts of the Design Process through one major culminating project-based challenge:

    • Crazy Contraption

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

    • Identify specifications and constraints
    • Research scientific principles of simple machines and mechanical advantages
    • Brainstorm multiple solutions with thumbnail sketching
    • Coordinate and collaborate with different subsystems to make one working system
    • Create a working 3D mechanical contraption using all simple machines
    • Test, evaluate and redesign (if necessary)
    • Document the entire process using a variety of technology applications.

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

    • Hurricanes – Monday, Block 2; Wednesday, Block 3; Thursday, Block 5
    • WindJammers – Monday, Block 6; Wednesday, Block 2; Friday, Block 2
    • Granite- Monday, Block 1; Wednesday, Block 5; Friday, Block 5

     Grading will be based on the design project and engineering portfolios.

     Please see Mr. Brennan if you have any questions.