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Montini Engineering

7th Grade - 3 classes a week


This year's focus is to expose students to an engineering curriculum that emphasizes problem solving skills and team building challenges.  Students will use math, science, and imagination to examine the world around them.  Students will be using the Engineering Design Process to complete projects, which involves asking questions, understanding and following criteria and constraints, brainstorming ideas, designing solutions, building models, testing models, redesigning, modifying models, etc.  The Engineering Design Process is designed to help students understand how engineers solve problems, deal with failure, and continually improve everything around us!


7th Grade Projects

1.  Building & Design Challenges

2.  Skyscraper Challenge

3.  Coin Sorter

4.  Pneumatic Design Project (Using Pressurized Air)

5.  Design Inspiration

6.  Clay Boat Activity (Buoyancy & Boat Design)

7.  Motorized Boats (Designing, Building, & Racing)

8.  Sail Boats (Designing, Building, & Racing)

9.  Recycling Fair Projects (Design, Build, and Run carnival games made out of only recyclable materials to raise money for our engineering and science program)

10.  Electricity Challenge Lab

11.  Design your own Flashlight

12.  Wiggle Bots

13.  Force Cars

14.  Rubber Band Cars

15.  Electric Motor Cars

16.  Water Irrigation System

17.  Teaching 5th Grade Engineering

18.  Hydraulic Arms