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Montini Engineering

8th Grade - 3 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 (This is year 2 of engineering for this group of students)

  1. Design & Building Challenges
  2. Skyscraper Challenge
  3. Pneumatic Project (Using Pressurized Air)
  4. Design Inspiration
  5. Water Irrigation System
  6. Motorized Boats (Designing, Building, & Racing)
  7. Sail Boats (Designing, Building, & Racing)
  8. Recycling Fair Projects (Design, Build, and Run carnival games made out of only recyclable materials to raise money for our engineering and science program)
  9. Simple Machines
  10. Pulley Project
  11. Design & Build a Building with Many Creative Simple Machines
  12. Chair Lift Challenge
  13. Spinning Top Design
  14. Toxic Popcorn Challenge
  15. Lego Engineering Challenges
  16. Motorized Design Project
  17. Rubber Band Car
  18. Mouse Trap Car
  19. Crazy Gumball Machine
  20. Hydraulic Arm
  21. Rocket and Plane Designs & Challenges