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Hello and thank you for visiting my Engineering Tech site. Here you will find a weekly agenda of class happenings. 

6th Grade

Week of Nov. 13th

Students will be working in groups to construct a ping pong ball catapult. Students should be test firing by the end of the week. 


Week of Nov. 6th

Students will be grouping up in order to build a ping pong ball catapult. Students will explore different forms of energy and discuss different types of simple machines before building their catapults.

Week of Oct. 30th

Students will be putting the final touches on their balloons in order to fly them. We will be flying the balloons in the cafeteria and trying to reach the ceiling.

Week of Oct. 23rd

Students will work in groups to assemble their tissue paper parts to construct their hot air balloons.

Week of Oct. 9th

Students will work in groups to cut out balloon parts from their tissue paper to construct their hot air balloons.

Week of Oct. 2nd

Students will work in their groups to finalize their bridges. Students will test bridges on Friday to try to beat their first weight score.

Week of Sept. 25th

Students will complete the redesign phase for a 2nd truss bridge. Students will look at fail points and other design flaws in their first bridge to design a stronger second bridge.

Week of Sept. 11th

Students will be working in 3-person groups building truss bridges out of popsicle sticks. Groups will be graded on how much weight the bridge holds before failing. 

Week of Sept. 4th

Students will be introduced to 2-3 different types of truss bridges. They will then research and figure out which bridge may be the strongest in terms of design. Students will then use the engineering design process to sketch several designs that they may build out of popsicle sticks.

Week of Aug. 28th

The sixth grade students will be installing paddles and racing their paddle boats.Students will keep track of their times and average them at the end. Students will also use their times to help determine their speed using: speed= distance/time.


8th Grade

Week of Nov. 13th

Students will review safety procedure for the shop in order to use the tools correctly and safely. Students will be producing a CO2 car from a block of wood.

Week of Nov. 6th

Students will be sketching a final CO2 car design on a paper model. This design will then get transferred to a wooden blank. 

Week of Oct. 30th

Students will be finalizing their 3D CO2 car designs in Tinker Cad. 

Week of Oct. 23rd

Students will be completing their 3D designs and working on replicating CAD objects in TinkerCad.

Week of Oct. 9th

Students will be designing 3D solar glass in TinkerCad.

Week of Oct. 2nd

Students will be competing for best time while navigating the Ollies through an obstacle course.

Week of Sept. 25th

Students will be coding spheros to complete a maze. Students will be graded on speed and accuracy. 

Week of Sept. 11th
Students will continue working in groups of 3 programming the Sphero balls. Students will be graded on their ability to program the Spheros to trace a line, square, triangle, and diamond. 

Week of Sept. 4th

Students will begin working with the programmable Spehero balls. Students will have to program the Spheros to accomplish several small tasks.

Week of Aug. 28th

The eighth grade students will be manually flying the drones through an obstacle course for time. Times will be compiled per group and averaged to see which team navigates the course the best.

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