Welcome to my news letter!

By: Sophia Cruz

Earthquake project

The earthquake project, was a project we did, after we learned about earthquakes. The assignment was to make a house for Tony Stark, out of clay, Popsicle sticks, tooth picks, straws, and string. Those items represented items, like cement, wood, and beams. We all drew rough drafts, following our driving question, How can we, as structural engineers, construct a 2 story house in California for Tony Stark that would withstand seismic activities?

30 Hands Project

This project helped me learn about environmental problems. By that, I mean I learned a lot about pollution and many things that can harm the environment. For example, the burning of fossil fuels and the use of electricity. Many people don't realize that people harm the world every day, whether it's driving a car or using your fireplace.

Invention Convention

Our invention is the Solar Panel Workout Machine. This machine will help the environment by using less electricity and less burning of fossil fuels. The machine has a roof, attach to the roof is solar panels. The person running on the machine will have shade, and will be able to run on it for as long as the want, without using electricity.

Extra Credit

During the year, we learned about many different units. I like all units but my favorite would have to be the last one, Energy & Material Resources. The reason why this one is my favorite, is because of the project we did at the end. After, researching all the facts about energy and material resources, we were assigned a project called The Invention Convention. Even though that was my favorite unit, I liked all of them. My other favorite unit was Plate Tectonics, I like plate tectonics for the same reason. I liked the project at the end of the unit. We pretend to build houses for Tony Stark. I had a lot of fun with all the units, but those stood out to me.