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Montini Engineering

7th Grade - 4 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 - Completed so far this year

1.  Straw Tower Challenge

2.  Statue of Liberty (Critical Load Designing, Measuring, & Testing)

3.  Truss Bridge Project

4.  Pneumatic Bridge Project (Using Pressurized Air - Draw Bridge)

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.  Wiggle Bots

12.  Force Cars

13.  Lego Engineering Projects

14.  Redesign & Build a Better Lego Design

15.  Bookmark Building

16.  Paper Bridge Teamwork Challenge

17.  Chair Lift Challenge