Brunswick Acres 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. 

Jashanpreet, Anudi, and Julia created a clean, efficient design for their waterproof roof. The pitch of their roof allowed water to flow away from the structure. If given the opportunity to redesign, this group would create a more efficient gutter system by laying the straws sideways and angling them away from the house.

Raghava (and his partner Ark) created a waterproof roof comprised of cardboard, aluminum foil, and masking tape. Although it was waterproof, the boys agreed that a smooth roof with more of a pitch would be more effective and efficient.

Savanah, Tanish, and Anika created their waterproof roof from cardboard, masking tape, straws and aluminum foil. They carefully angled the roof and established an effective gutter system with the straws. If given the chance to redesign, this group would fasten their straws to the structure in order to maintain their efficient gutter system.

 

Monmouth Junction 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. 

Anya, Katelin, and Niharika created a waterproof roof using felt, aluminum foil, popsicle sticks, and masking tape. This group also attempted to add a gutter system after learning about the importance of carrying water away from a house. If given the chance to redesign, the girls said they would work on making a more efficient gutter system using other materials to catch the water.

Close-up view

Anika, Deeksha, and Milan created a waterproof roof using popsicle sticks, felt, and masking tape. They showed a strong understanding of the pitch of a roof, and attempted to add a gutter system. If they could redesign, this group would cover all sides of their structure and work on a more sophisticated gutter system.

Aryan, Kairav, and Mayank created a waterproof roof using cardboard, straws, masking tape, aluminum foil, popsicle sticks, and coffee filters. Although their roof was waterproof, the boys agreed that adding a working gutter system would enhance their design.

Close-up view

 

Constable 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. 

Owen and Akul constructed a waterproof roof using cardboard, masking tape, and popsicle sticks. They lined the inside of the roof with aluminum foil to act as a water-repellant. If they were to redesign their structure, the boys would add a gutter system to their roof overhang.

Harshita and Chi-Ray constructed a successful waterproof roof using cardboard, masking tape, aluminum foil and masking tape. They even added cotton balls for insulation! The girls included straws for a gutter system.

Akshada, Sarina, and Dishi constructed a waterproof roof using cardboard, aluminum foil, and masking tape. Their steep pitch allowed for water to runoff efficiently. If they were to redesign, the girls would add a gutter system.

Shanmukha and Maanav constructed their waterproof roof using popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, masking tape, and aluminum foil. They utilized cotton balls for insulation. The steeply-pitched roof allowed water to runoff. If they were to redesign, the boys would continue working on making an efficient gutter system.

Greenbrook 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. 

Daniel, Anish, and Timur created a waterproof roof using cardboard, masking tape, straws, and cotton balls. Their design shows the thought they put into a gutter system, which was successful. In a redesign, this group would remove the cotton balls, as they hold onto water.

Anika and Aadya constructed their roof using pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, and cotton balls. They realized that although the cotton balls could absorb water, they would need additional materials to truly waterproof the roof. In a redesign, the girls would add aluminum foil and masking tape.

Ciana, Ria, and Zara constructed a successful waterproof roof using cardboard, aluminum foil, and masking tape. They were sure to leave sufficient overhang so that water would be carried away from the structure. In a redesign, this group would add a gutter system.

Armaan and Tafzil constructed their waterproof roof using cardboard, masking tape, cotton balls, and straws. Their pitch and gutter system allowed water to be carried away from their structure. In a redesign, the boys would cover all sides of the roof to ensure a completely waterproof structure.


Indian Fields 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. 

Sanvi and Pranavi utilized cardboard, masking tape, and aluminum foil to construct a waterproof roof. The overhang of their roof allowed for efficient runoff of water, ensuring a successful design.

Ismaeel, Kavin, and Roshan constructed a successful waterproof roof using cardboard for stability and masking tape as a water repellent. Their next step would include an efficient gutter system.

Sasmit and Saim used cardboard and masking tape to construct their waterproof roof. They utilized a pipe cleaner covered in tape as the beginning of a gutter system. Look closely to notice how they’ve angled the gutter to carry water away from the structure.

Mihira and Shrimayi constructed a successful waterproof roof using cardboard, masking tape, and aluminum foil. Their gutter system (look closely at the masking tape ) carried water away from their structure efficiently.

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.