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Earthquakes PBL

In the Earthquakes PBL project we bulit a earthquake-safe model house for Tony Stark to live in. This was our driving question, "How can we as structual engineers, construct a two story house in California for Tony Stark that will withstand seismic activity?" We were given popsical sticks, clay, straws, tooth picks, a paper plate, and string to bult our models. My group's design was clay on our plate to hold the base and put popsicle sticks on the bottom. Next, we put 2 posicle sticks per corner of the house. Then, we added 4 popsicle sticks to the top and placed straws in a row as our second story. Then last to made our roof and last minute we decieded to wrap string around the base to make it more secure. In the end everyone had there house tested on an "earthquake shake table". Here is our testing.:

https://padlet.com/brianney2477/hu0lm72api0a

My Interview: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9Mrp1ULkXcmeF9SNU4wd2pncmM/view?usp=sharing

30 Hands Project

30 Hands Project

The 30 Hands Project was focused on the environment. For the project we made collages on the app called Pic Collage. Then, we used the collages we had made and put them on to the app called 30 Hands where you can basically summarize a slide show. In the collages they include Global Warming, Climate Change, The GreenHouse Effect, and the causes and effects of all of them.

Here is my whole 30 Hands Project: https://padlet.com/brianney2477/rx3tuht5fz9

Invention Convention

In our Invention Convention we were to got into groups and could make any invention as long as it followed these rules. First, it had to be powered by a natural resouce. It had to use one of the "R's"(reduse, reuse, and recycle). And it had to be made out of all recycled materials. My group's invention is called the Trash Eating Turtle. Our turtle goes in the ocean and picks up trash it sees. It starts with the turtle charging on a boat it's programed to go back to. The turtle is solar powered so it sits on the boat and soaks up the sun. Then, once it's done charging, it navigates the ocean with the solar powered GPS installed in his shell. He swims around collecting trash which goes into the large tank connected to turtles mouth. Once its full it uses the GPS to find its way back to the boat and empty its trash then continue looking. Our invention would solve the unbelevible amount of trash in the ocean.