Engineering Towers

Session 1:

In this session we learned about how you can't build a tower without the proper structure. All archetypes need to have a balance to it, how high will it be, how wide can it be, how many people can it hold, or what happens if something hits it. We drew out some plans for towers that we would build in the future. We drew three and picked one that we thought would be the strongest and best.

Session 2:

In session 2 we started constructing the towers together. We used our drawings and placed and glued some of the sticks together. We learned what loads were and the difference between a engineer and an architect.

Session 3

In session three we learned about loads and tension when buliding. We started gluing our peices together. We studied the forces that act upon a structure, too.

Session 4

In session 4 we learned hpw to strengthen the design of our towers, and finish buliding and gluing them together. We learned how towers are built and the importants of load, compression, and tension.

Session 5

In session 5 we continue constructing the side towers of our model and almost complete each side. We learned that a job associated with this is a an archetect and an engineer. The archetect draws the model and shows the structures and sides. The engineer then goes to test and see if he is right about the model.

Session 6

In session 6 we finished constructing our towers by gluing all the sides together. Then we studied and reviewed for the post test.


In session 7 we took the post test. We also finished our towers.

Engineering Careers

A career associated with this rotation(Engineering Towers) would be an architect or an engineer. The architect lays out the design and structure of what it might look like. The engineer then test to see if the Architects design is stable and has the capability of becoming a building that supports people, objects, animals, etc.

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