Monday, September 26, 2016

More Projects in Introduction to Design and Fabrication and Engineering

This week in the Design Lab, Intro to Design and Fabrication students began looking closely at "something that holds liquid." Students brought in an object and looked closely at it. They drew it in their engineering notebooks and then identified all its parts. They wondered about the purpose of each part and how they all worked together. Then they imagined who might use it: the user, and spelled out the needs of that user. So, for instance, a perfume spray bottle would not be used by anyone, but most likely by a woman between the ages of 12-65 and the type of bottle and information on it helped them narrow down the age group. A perfume bottle should not be used by a young child, as they wouldn't understand how the spray mechanism worked and where to spray the liquid.



In Intro to Engineering, students completed a slide for life challenge, in which students used limited materials to construct a carrier to slide a ping pong ball to safety along a string. 
Students also began a take a take-apart project in Intro to Engineering, in which students disassemble their object and will create an exploded diagram of the parts.

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