Open House S'more Project

Earthquake PBL

This group project required a lot of things. The beginning of the project started with our driving question: How can we, as structural engineers, construct a two story house in California for Tony Stark that will withstand seismic activity? At first, we had to make our own rough draft of an earthquake proof house sketch. Then my group and I had to each make a map of California. The map shows the places where earthquakes are most likely to happen. After each finishing the map, we then had to choose a place to build the house. We chose to build it in Bakersfield. We chose Bakersfield because it has flat land to avoid avalanches and it is dry, so there won't be any liquefaction. After, we finally built the earthquake proof house. We made the house out of popsicle sticks, clay, string and a paper plate. We used the popsicle sticks for the outline of the house, the clay to stick the popsicle sticks together, and string for tough corners, and finally the plate for the bottom of the house. Lastly, my group and I put our project on the shake table. The shake table was a stack of trays and under each layer, there were several marbles. Relieved, we left with our project officially earthquake proof.

Click this link to watch our working process on the final sketch/blueprint of the house⬇️


Timelapse Shake-test⬇️

Atmosphere 30 Hands Project

The Atmosphere 30 Hands Project is a project is my narraration of the atmosphere (obviously), climate change, greenhouse gases, and what we can do to save the rest of our environment. Click on this link to watch the video.

Invention Convention

The Invention Convention is another group project. My group and I had to build an invention or an innovation. We had decided to make an innovation of the gutter. We had decided to put a gutter on top of the roof of a house we built. We then have a pipe lining the corner of the house. Then this leads to a sifter. Finally, it heads toward the last pipe, which then meets the fossit, shower, and bath pipes. Only when it rains, our innovation will work. The water from the rain will fall in the gutter, then fall down into the pipe. The purpose of the sifter is to clean the rain water from soil and other types of wastes. Finally, the clean water will lead to the fossit, shower, and bath pipes. This helps the environment because we are reusing natural water.