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What a week!
We had another day full of creativity and collaboration. We started the day with a wonderful guest speaker Thomas Soell, structural engineer who builds eco-friendly buildings. He explained to the students the importance of the structure of a building along with the outside material (skeleton and muscles). Next, we learned about which shape was the best for buildings. We took a vote triangles verses rectangles, the winner was…… TRIANGLES!
With our new knowledge of shapes, we learned about making a building sustainable using triangles. Our design challenge today was to build an eco-friendly and sustainable building. The students continued to amaze me with their brainstorming and prototyping. All the groups had buildings that were able to sustain a small earthquake and some were able to have some weight on it. They also included solar panels and double-panel windows on their buildings.
We will continue to use our new knowledge of smarter buildings next week at Skyline High School focusing on one design challenge all week.
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