Cambridge Cycle 2- Engineering

During this cycle, students learned a great deal about Engineering, focusing on the Engineering Design Process.  Students had the opportunity to take on the role of a structural engineer with a challenge titled Waterproof that Roof! As a group, we brainstormed real-life connections and discussed the need for sturdy, waterproof structures that can withstand extreme weather.  We also did a bit of research on roof pitch and construction. Students have begun to understand the need for gutter systems, and the difference between absorbent and repellent materials. 
Aside from learning about roof design and construction, students faced real-life constraints including material choices, budget, and time. They followed the steps of the Engineering Design Process to complete their work. 

Yihang, Stuti, Shiven, and Shiyona successfully used pitch and water-repellant materials to waterproof their roof. Their next step would include adding a gutter system to carry water away from their structure.

Ashwika, Dripta, and Garv successfully utilized water-repellant materials, including aluminum foil and leaves, to waterproof their roof. They learned that a steeper pitch would be more effective in drawing water away from the structure.

Suha, Ashleigh, Vivaan, and Kaneesha utilized a combination of masking tape and aluminum foil to waterproof their roof. They decided on a steep pitch based on the amount of water that would be poured over the structure. Their next step would be adding an effective gutter system to move water further away.

Rishabh, Taneesha, and Aanya utilized a combination of leaves, aluminum foil, and masking tape to successfully waterproof their roof. They learned that a steeper pitch would be more effective in carrying water away from the rest of the structure.

 

 

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