2017 Cycle 2

Students who have participated in the 1st Grade Engineering Cycle have learned about different types of bridges, Engineering, and the Engineering Design Process. They learned that Engineers are creative problem solvers and there are many different engineering jobs. The students also learned the steps of the Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create and Improve. Using the steps of the Engineering Design Process, the students worked on the challenge in small groups. The groups shared their ideas, solutions and reflected on their work. Part of the challenge involved taking on the real challenges an engineer faces and having to work within constraints or limits. The first graders had to work in material, budget, and time constraints. Through this challenge the student engineers learned the character traits needed to be a successful engineer. We also did some research and learned about bridges and what makes them strong. The students took pictures using an iPad or iPhone. First graders who have participated in this cycle will bring home a special code to view the photos of their creations. For more engineering ideas and websites please visit- blogs.sbschools.org/gandt

The students learned the vocabulary below:
Compression – a pressing force that squeezes a material together
Tension – a stretching force that pulls on a material
Dissipate- to spread force over a greater area so that no one spot has to bear the brunt of the concentrated force Transfer- to move force from an area of weakness to an area of strength
Buckle – to bend under compression
Stable -(adj.) ability to resist collapse and deformation; stability (n.) characteristic of a structure that is able to carry a realistic load without collapsing or deforming significantly
Unstable -characteristic of a structure that collapses or deforms under a realistic load
Strong – (adj.) ability to carry a realistic load; strength (n.) the measure of a structure’s ability to carry a realistic load
Civil/Structural Engineer -an engineer who investigates the behavior and design of all kinds of structures, including dams, domes, tunnels, bridges, and skyscrapers, to make sure they are safe and sound for human use
Arch Bridge – a curved structure that converts the downward force of its own weight, and of any weight pressing down on top of it, into an outward force along its sides and base
Beam Bridge – a simple type of bridge, composed of horizontal beams supported by vertical posts
Suspension Bridge – a bridge in which the roadway deck is suspended from cables that pass over two towers; the cables are anchored in housings at either end of the bridge
Pier -a vertical supporting structure, such as a pillar
Deck -supported roadway on a bridge
Span -(n.) the distance a bridge extends between two supports; (v.) to traverse a specific distance

Language Arts and Digital Communication

Cycle 3 focused on Language Arts & Digital Communication.  First grade students examined the elements of a story and identified key features of a text. The students read a book and used the story elements to help them create a book review. They then formed an opinion about the books and used that opinion to give a rating. After writing a book review, the students used the app “Wixie” to record their book reviews. These recordings were then turned into QR codes that their classmates could scan to hear their book reviews. Check out their projects and see if their book reviews convince you to read their book!

Brooks Crossing

Jiya

Naisha

Nishka

Shreyas

Ishika & Aashi

Cambridge 

Ayanna

Lincoln & Rishav

Spencer

Kethana

Siya

Harshini

Constable

Jayden & Penny

Joana, Viren, and Samyuktha 

Manvith

Om

Radha

Deans School

Arjun

Hasini

Izma

Diya

Yousuf 

Greenbrook

Amy

Amali and Laasya 

Joy

Maltiti

Sanvi

Yashvee 

Indian Fields School

Aiden

Asmi and Shravya

Avani

Haydon

Jeremiah and Neethu

Yashesh

 

Monmouth Junction

Ashwath

Eyrah

Jack

Katelyn

Maya

Sanjay

Shivam

 

Engineering at Greenbrook School

During this cycle, the students learned about different types of bridges, Engineering, and the Engineering Design Process. They learned that Engineers are creative problem solvers. The students also learned the steps of the Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create and Improve.  The First Graders used the Design Process to complete a challenge

CHALLENGE (ASK- What is the problem?)- To design and build a bridge for the gnomes. The bridge must hold the weight of 4 gnomes and 1 wheelbarrow filled with vegetables. This is equal to the weight of 3 crayons.

IMAGINE- Brainstorm solutions. Design a bridge on the gnome village and town page.

PLAN-Share your idea with your team.  Pick one idea that your team wants to try first. Materials: Make a list of materials you would like to use to create your bridge design.
 CREATE- Follow your plan and create it.

  

  

  

Using the steps of the Engineering Design Process, the students worked on the challenge in small groups.  The groups shared their ideas, solutions and reflected on their work.  Through this challenge the student engineers learned the character traits needed to be a successful engineer. The students took the pictures above using an iPad or iPhone. Click on the photos to make them larger.

For more engineering ideas and websites please visit- blogs.sbschools.org/gandt 

 

Engineering at Constable School

During this cycle, the students learned about different types of bridges, Engineering, and the Engineering Design Process. They learned that Engineers are creative problem solvers. The students also learned the steps of the Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create and Improve.  The First Graders used the Design Process to complete a challenge

CHALLENGE (ASK- What is the problem?)- To design and build a bridge for the gnomes. The bridge must hold the weight of 4 gnomes and 1 wheelbarrow filled with vegetables. This is equal to the weight of 3 crayons.

IMAGINE- Brainstorm solutions. Design a bridge on the gnome village and town page.

PLAN-Share your idea with your team.  Pick one idea that your team wants to try first. Materials: Make a list of materials you would like to use to create your bridge design.
 CREATE- Follow your plan and create it.

  

 

 

   

Using the steps of the Engineering Design Process, the students worked on the challenge in small groups.  The groups shared their ideas, solutions and reflected on their work.  Through this challenge the student engineers learned the character traits needed to be a successful engineer. The students took the pictures above using an iPad or iPhone. Click on the photos to make them larger.

For more engineering ideas and websites please visit- blogs.sbschools.org/gandt 

 

Engineering at Brooks Crossing School

During this cycle, the students learned about different types of bridges, Engineering, and the Engineering Design Process. They learned that Engineers are creative problem solvers. The students also learned the steps of the Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create and Improve.  The First Graders used the Design Process to complete a challenge

CHALLENGE (ASK- What is the problem?)- To design and build a bridge for the gnomes. The bridge must hold the weight of 4 gnomes and 1 wheelbarrow filled with vegetables. This is equal to the weight of 3 crayons.

IMAGINE- Brainstorm solutions. Design a bridge on the gnome village and town page.

PLAN-Share your idea with your team.  Pick one idea that your team wants to try first. Materials: Make a list of materials you would like to use to create your bridge design.
 CREATE- Follow your plan and create it.

  

  

  

  

Using the steps of the Engineering Design Process, the students worked on the challenge in small groups.  The groups shared their ideas, solutions and reflected on their work.  Through this challenge the student engineers learned the character traits needed to be a successful engineer. The students took the pictures above using an iPad or iPhone. Click on the photos to make them larger.

For more engineering ideas and websites please visit- blogs.sbschools.org/gandt 

 

Engineering at Monmouth Junction School

During this cycle, the students learned about different types of bridges, Engineering, and the Engineering Design Process. They learned that Engineers are creative problem solvers. The students also learned the steps of the Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create and Improve.  The First Graders used the Design Process to complete a challenge

CHALLENGE (ASK- What is the problem?)- To design and build a bridge for the gnomes. The bridge must hold the weight of 4 gnomes and 1 wheelbarrow filled with vegetables. This is equal to the weight of 3 crayons.

IMAGINE- Brainstorm solutions. Design a bridge on the gnome village and town page.

PLAN-Share your idea with your team.  Pick one idea that your team wants to try first. Materials: Make a list of materials you would like to use to create your bridge design.
 CREATE- Follow your plan and create it.

    

    

   

Using the steps of the Engineering Design Process, the students worked on the challenge in small groups.  The groups shared their ideas, solutions and reflected on their work.  Through this challenge the student engineers learned the character traits needed to be a successful engineer. The students took the pictures above using an iPad or iPhone. Click on the photos to make them larger.

For more engineering ideas and websites please visit- blogs.sbschools.org/gandt 

 

Engineering at Cambridge School

During this cycle, the students learned about different types of bridges, Engineering, and the Engineering Design Process. They learned that Engineers are creative problem solvers. The students also learned the steps of the Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create and Improve.  The First Graders used the Design Process to complete a challenge

CHALLENGE (ASK- What is the problem?)- To design and build a bridge for the gnomes. The bridge must hold the weight of 4 gnomes and 1 wheelbarrow filled with vegetables. This is equal to the weight of 3 crayons.

IMAGINE- Brainstorm solutions. Design a bridge on the gnome village and town page.

PLAN-Share your idea with your team.  Pick one idea that your team wants to try first. Materials: Make a list of materials you would like to use to create your bridge design.
 CREATE- Follow your plan and create it.

  

  

  

  

Using the steps of the Engineering Design Process, the students worked on the challenge in small groups.  The groups shared their ideas, solutions and reflected on their work.  Through this challenge the student engineers learned the character traits needed to be a successful engineer. The students took the pictures above using an iPad or iPhone. Click on the photos to make them larger.

For more engineering ideas and websites please visit- blogs.sbschools.org/gandt 

 

Brunswick Acres Engineering

During this cycle, the students learned about different types of bridges, Engineering, and the Engineering Design Process. They learned that Engineers are creative problem solvers. The students also learned the steps of the Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create and Improve.  The First Graders used the Design Process to complete a challenge

CHALLENGE (ASK- What is the problem?)- To design and build a bridge for the gnomes. The bridge must hold the weight of 4 gnomes and 1 wheelbarrow filled with vegetables. This is equal to the weight of 3 crayons.

IMAGINE- Brainstorm solutions. Design a bridge on the gnome village and town page.

PLAN-Share your idea with your team.  Pick one idea that your team wants to try first. Materials: Make a list of materials you would like to use to create your bridge design.
 CREATE- Follow your plan and create it.

  

     

  

Using the steps of the Engineering Design Process, the students worked on the challenge in small groups.  The groups shared their ideas, solutions and reflected on their work.  Through this challenge the student engineers learned the character traits needed to be a successful engineer. The students took the pictures above using an iPad or iPhone. Click on the photos to make them larger.

For more engineering ideas and websites please visit- blogs.sbschools.org/gandt 

Deans Engineering

During this cycle, the students learned about different types of bridges, Engineering, and the Engineering Design Process. They learned that Engineers are creative problem solvers. The students also learned the steps of the Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create and Improve.  The First Graders used the Design Process to complete a challenge

CHALLENGE (ASK- What is the problem?)- To design and build a bridge for the gnomes. The bridge must hold the weight of 4 gnomes and 1 wheelbarrow filled with vegetables. This is equal to the weight of 3 crayons.

IMAGINE- Brainstorm solutions. Design a bridge on the gnome village and town page.

PLAN-Share your idea with your team.  Pick one idea that your team wants to try first. Materials: Make a list of materials you would like to use to create your bridge design.
 CREATE- Follow your plan and create it.

  

  

Using the steps of the Engineering Design Process, the students worked on the challenge in small groups.  The groups shared their ideas, solutions and reflected on their work.  Through this challenge the student engineers learned the character traits needed to be a successful engineer. The students took the pictures above using an iPad or iPhone. Click on the photos to make them larger.

For more engineering ideas and websites please visit- blogs.sbschools.org/gandt 

 

Indian Fields Engineering

During this cycle, the students learned about different types of bridges, Engineering, and the Engineering Design Process. They learned that Engineers are creative problem solvers. The students also learned the steps of the Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create and Improve.  The First Graders used the Design Process to complete a challenge

CHALLENGE (ASK- What is the problem?)- To design and build a bridge for the gnomes. The bridge must hold the weight of 4 gnomes and 1 wheelbarrow filled with vegetables. This is equal to the weight of 3 crayons.

IMAGINE- Brainstorm solutions. Design a bridge on the gnome village and town page.

PLAN-Share your idea with your team.  Pick one idea that your team wants to try first. Materials: Make a list of materials you would like to use to create your bridge design.
 CREATE- Follow your plan and create it.
   
    
   
   
Using the steps of the Engineering Design Process, the students worked on the challenge in small groups.  The groups shared their ideas, solutions and reflected on their work.  Through this challenge the student engineers learned the character traits needed to be a successful engineer. The students took the pictures above using an iPad or iPhone.

For more engineering ideas and websites please visit- blogs.sbschools.org/gandt