Iris Lim's Open House Smore

By Iris Lim

Earthquake PBL

Driving Question

Driving Question: How can we, as structural engineers, construct a two story house in California for Tony Stark that will withstand seismic activity?

Earthquake PBL

In this project, we had to construct a structurally sound house for Tony Stark to live in using limited supplies. We were only allowed to use 20 toothpicks, 10 straws, 20 popsicle sticks, and string. I worked with Miranda, Kaitlyn, Hailey, and Emma. Our design had clay holding straws and popsicle sticks together. We had straws going across the walls. We put toothpicks in the straws to make them stiffer. We also had to complete an interview, which is included below. By completing this project, I learned how structural engineers must think and how to build with minimal supplies.

30 Hands Project


For this project, we had to create a video explaining global warming, climate change, and human emissions. We had to create slides using Pic Collage, with nine slides in total. This project taught me many things. It taught me about climate change, human emissions, impact, global warming, and many other things. I also had to write a script. I enjoyed being able to be creative and make personalized slides. My video and slides are located below.

Invention Convention

Environmental Issue

The environmental issue that our invention is working to solve is waste disposal issues. I made this project with Hailey and Kaitlyn. Our invention solves this issue because it burns the trash. It also creates steam, which leads to energy.
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