House Project Paper Work
The purpose of this project is to go through the engineering design process to build a structure (house) in one of three climate regions: polar, tropical, and desert. The engineering design process includes: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, Improve.
Research/Design/Draw -Part 1: THURSDAY APRIL 11th
Present/Test - Part 2: MONDAY MAY 13th
Use items you use around the house. Don't go out and purchase items. Here are some examples of items that you might you use (Note: think about what might be found in your climate. Someone would not build a roof out of palm branches in a polar climate.):cardboard, poster board, foam board, sticks, straws, Popsicle sticks, toothpicks, golf tees, old cloth, foil, felt, straw, rocks, clay, wood, beans, Play-doh, string, duct tape, paper clips, tile, clay, hay or long grass for grass corkboard, saran wrap
The Engineering Design Process
The engineering design process is circular. After testing your model or prototype, you incorporate what you learned into an improved design and re-build and re-test, until you get the best solution