Welcome To Pioneer's Open House

By: Viviana A. Davalos

Earthquake PBL

The Earthquake PBL was, building a house that can withstand a natural disaster which was a earthquake. In my group we build a house for Tony Stark that could withstand an earthquake. Our driving question was, "how can we, as structured engineers, construct a two story house in California for Tony Stark that will withstand seismic activity. Our design for Tony Stark was big and had a lot of toothpicks to make it stronger and to also make it look stronger. The main points I learned about this project was team work, building a strong house like an actual construction worker. These are the examples of the Earthquake PBL project.

30 Hands Project

In the 30 Hands Project I learned a lot about the atmosphere and the cons. that are happening. For example, the burning fossil fuels are causing the Greenhouse Effect. If that keeps happening the glaciers in Antarctica and the polar bears will get extinct because that is there home and they live in certain weather. Another example is, the global weather will cause more droughts. If we have more droughts we won't get enough water to live or drink from. The most I liked about this project was we got to make pic collages and record it in 30 Hands.

Invention Convention

The Wind power generates electricity without toxic pollution or global warming emissions which saves environmental problems with our innovation. With this the polar bears will not have there home (Antarctica) melted and or we will not have more droughts. Our innovation helps solve this problem because the energy in the wind turns two or three propellers-like blades around a rotator. the rotator is connected to the main shaft, which spins a generator to create electricity.

Extra Credit

My favorite Unit was the atmosphere unit. What I learned from this unit was, you could reduce how much energy you use resources. I really liked doing the blue water in the bag because it shows how precipitation works. My favorite lab was the 30 hands project. As mentioned in paragraph 2. These are my examples of why I liked the Atmoshere unit.