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Monday, June 4

  1. page Tower of Terror That's Really A Bridge edited ... We investigated a few categories of designs. We decided to do an arch bridge. Arch bridges are…
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    We investigated a few categories of designs. We decided to do an arch bridge. Arch bridges are structurally sound, strong, and distribute weight well. They are good for spanning long, open surfaces; perfect for what we need to accomplish.
    Plan
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    our design.
    Which was going to be a traditional bridge with a lot of cross struts.
    Create
    We started with the ends of the bridge, filled the middle in, and then added a bunch of cross struts.
    Evaluate
    Our bridge fit all of the requirements and held 127 pounds. Overall, we did a great job, and I think we got full points on the assignment.

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    A BRIDGE {Photo on 2012-06-04 at 11.20.jpg}
    Area of Interactions: Human Ingenuity
    Unit Question: How can I accomplish what seems to be impossible?
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Wednesday, May 23

  1. page Tower of Terror That's Really A Bridge edited ... Your bridge should 3 - 5 inches wide. Your bridge should hold at least 50 pounds. Investiga…
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    Your bridge should 3 - 5 inches wide.
    Your bridge should hold at least 50 pounds.
    Investigate
    We investigated a few categories of designs. We decided to do an arch bridge. Arch bridges are structurally sound, strong, and distribute weight well. They are good for spanning long, open surfaces; perfect for what we need to accomplish.
    Plan
    We drew our design.

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    Brain Challenge
    Design Your Own
    Tower of Terror That's Really A Bridge
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    Standard 1 Notes
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    TOOTHPICK TOWER OF TERRORTHAT'S REALLY A BRIDGE
    Area of Interactions: Human Ingenuity
    Unit Question: How can I accomplish what seems to be impossible?
    Using the Design Cycle and a box of toothpicks, create a bridge that meets the following requirements:
    Your bridge should cross over an index card.
    Your bridge should be 4 - 5 inches high.
    Your bridge should 3 - 5 inches wide.
    Your bridge should hold at least 50 pounds.

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Monday, May 21

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    Technology: The correct use of tools.
    Technology should make life easier and/or help us have fun.
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Monday, May 14

  1. page Awesome edited ... May 7: We built. May 8: Built. ... 1/2 done! (We built) May 10: ... more work... (We …
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    May 7: We built.
    May 8: Built.
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    1/2 done! (We built)
    May 10:
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    more work... (We built)
    Design / Plan:
    A marble rolls down a chute and sets in motion an orange. The orange rolls along a path and comes to where the bread rests on a flap of cardboard. It knocks over the flap, sending the bread onto a plate below. The orange falls onto a chute that directs it into a basket, which pulls a lever, which removes a pin, setting the plate in motion. When the pin is pulled out, the basket tips, sending the orange down another chute.
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  2. page Awesome edited ... May 9: Almost 1/2 done! May 10: Not quite finished...just a little more work... Design: De…
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    May 9: Almost 1/2 done!
    May 10: Not quite finished...just a little more work...
    Design:Design / Plan:
    A marble rolls down a chute and sets in motion an orange. The orange rolls along a path and comes to where the bread rests on a flap of cardboard. It knocks over the flap, sending the bread onto a plate below. The orange falls onto a chute that directs it into a basket, which pulls a lever, which removes a pin, setting the plate in motion. When the pin is pulled out, the basket tips, sending the orange down another chute.
    The plate falls onto a suspended platform and causes it to sink down onto a lever, which pulls out a barrier in front of a water bottle, releasing the water down a tube and into a cup. When the cup gets heavy enough, a trapdoor is pulled free, and meat falls onto the bread.
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    The cup falls and bumps into another marble. The marble rolls down and hits a bigger marble. That marble rolls and hits a bigger marble / weight. That weight rolls into a cup, releasing the plate. The plate rolls to the ground and comes to a stop.
    The plate rolls past a lever, which releases vinegar. The vinegar flows down a chute and into a balloon that contains baking soda. The balloon inflates, dumping the bread onto the sandwich.
    Your MYP Unit
    How can I use my environment to solve a problem?
    I can solve any problem using materials and information from my environment.
    Area of Interaction: Human ingenuity
    We had to use our ingenuity to create a device to make a sandwich using materials just lying around.
    Investigate:
    We looked at designs on the internet that did similar things to ours. We also looked at what parts we had available for our use.
    Design:
    We brainstormed ideas for our design and...designed the machine. Not a whole lot to explain.
    Plan:
    We went through the steps and explained how we could make it work.
    Create:
    We made the machine, limiting ourselves to what we had in the room and very select other materials.
    What went well:
    The steps of the machine that we got completed worked.
    What didn't work well:
    We didn't completely finish it. We needed to budget our time better and/or make a simpler design.

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  3. page Awesome edited ... The cup falls and bumps into another marble. The marble rolls down and hits a bigger marble. T…
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    The cup falls and bumps into another marble. The marble rolls down and hits a bigger marble. That marble rolls and hits a bigger marble / weight. That weight rolls into a cup, releasing the plate. The plate rolls to the ground and comes to a stop.
    The plate rolls past a lever, which releases vinegar. The vinegar flows down a chute and into a balloon that contains baking soda. The balloon inflates, dumping the bread onto the sandwich.
    Your MYP Unit

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