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Montini Engineering

8th Grade - 5 days 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!


8th 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. Design a Better Milk Carton
  7. Water Tower Challenge
  8. Clay Boat Activity (Buoyancy & Boat Design)
  9. Motorized Boats (Designing, Building, & Racing)
  10. Sail Boats (Designing, Building, & Racing)
  11. Recycling Fair Projects (Design, Build, and Run carnival games made out of only recyclable materials to raise money for our engineering and science program)
  12. Simple Machines
  13. Pulley Project
  14. Design & Build a Building with Many Creative Simple Machines
  15. Wiggle Bots
  16. Chair Lift Challenge
  17. Bookmark Building
  18. Spinning Top Design
  19. Lego Gears
  20. Motorized Design Project