Science book. The following is a list of things that you should have in your science binder for this unit.  Updated as of June 7th.

 

 

Form and Function Title Page

Definitions Page (word list may be found here)

Types of Structures Volunteer Note (follow the instructions at this link)

Design Features Note (a copy may be found here)

Structure Testing (a copy may be found here)

Joints Note (based on research from here)

Structural Efficiency and Force Balance (a copy may be found here)

Forces Question Answers (the questions may be found in the reading here, answers here)

Principles of Stability Note (a copy may be found here)

Design Challenge Results Worksheet ( a copy may be found here, results will be posted on my door)

 

 

 

Other Documents. There may be other documents that will be used in this unit, they are not expected to be in your binder, but will be put here for your reference.  Updated as of June 7th.

 

Types of Structures Information (all information may be found at this link)

Information on Types of Joints (a copy may be found here)

Types of Forces Hand Actions (a copy may be found here)

Information on Forces (a copy may be found here)

Examining Forces Lab Info (all information may be found here)

Ergonomics Advertisement (all information may be found here)

Design Challenge Information (all information for this assignment may be found here)

 

 

 

SmartBoard Notes. In this section you will find information that was shown on the SmartBoard during class.  Keep in mind that each class may have slightly different notes, but the information will be the same overall.  Updated as of June 7th.

 

Lesson #1 Types of Structures
Lesson #2 Design Features - Function
Lesson #3 Design Features - Shape and Material
Lesson #4 Structure Testing - Build Day
Lesson #5 Structure Testing - Test Day
Lesson #6 Joining Methods
Lesson #7 Mass vs Weight
Lesson #8 Structural Efficiency
Lesson #9 Force Balance
Lesson #10 Structural Efficiency/Force Balance
Lesson #11 Types of Forces
Lesson #12 Forces Questions
Lesson #13 Examining Forces Explanation
Lesson #14 - #16 Examining Forces Work - Day 1, 2, and 3
Lesson #17 Examining Forces Work - Day 4
Lesson #18 Failure
Lesson #19 Fatigue
Lesson #20 Stability
Lesson #21 Center of Gravity
Lesson #22 Foundation
Lesson #23 Principles of Stability
Lesson #25 Ergonomics/Aesthetics
Lesson #26 Ergonomics Work Period
Lesson #27 Ergonomics Work Period
Lesson #28 Ergonomics Work Period
Lesson #29 - #31 Test
Lesson #32 Design Challenge
Lesson #33 - # 35 Design Challenge Work Period (3 periods)
 

 

Weekly Quiz.  We will be continuing to have our weekly quiz this term, in an attempt to help you keep on top of the learning.  The quiz questions are posted outside of my room, as well as here, at least 5 days prior to the quiz.

Next week  (June 8th)

No quiz - We are working on our design challenge.
 

Next week  (June 15th)

No quiz - We will be finishing our design challenge.

 

 

 
Assignments.  These are the assignments that have been assigned for this unit.  If there is no due date set, you will not submit it, simply complete it and have it in your binder.

Note:  Dates that assignments were assigned are approximate, as I teach three classes, and not on the same day.

   

Form and Function Title Page

Assigned: Mar 6th

Due: With Binder

You are required to make a title page for the start of this unit.  The page must have the words "Form and Function" (or "Structural Strength and Stability") on it.  It should also include at least four relevant pictures.
   

Types of Structures Volunteer Note

Assigned: Mar 6th

Due: Next Class

For this task you were to teach an adult volunteer (parent, grandparent, etc) about the three types of structures.  First you were to have read about them yourself, this was done in class.  You then took a quiz to ensure you had the information understood.  You then taught your volunteer the information.  You volunteer was to then take the quiz, at the end of which they would have been presented with a document to sign on your behalf.  All of the instructions for this are found here.
   

Design Features Note

Assigned: Mar 8th

Due: With Binder

This is the note that we looked at in class over a series of 3 lessons.  You should print it and have it in your binder for a study note.
   

Structure Testing

Assigned: Mar 20th

Due: With Binder

This task involved building three structures, to given specification, out of cue cards.  The structures were then tested to failure.  After testing the structures there were some questions to answer.  The worksheet, including questions, may be found here.
   

Joints Note

Assigned: Mar 23rd

Due: With Binder

In class you were given a few pages from a text.  From that you were to summarize the information, writing a note about joints.  The headings you are to have are in today's lesson.
   

Structural Efficiency and Force Balance Math

Assigned: Apr 5th

Due: With Binder

This task involved applying the formula for structural efficiency to three math problems as well as applying knowledge of force balancing to three problems.  The worksheet may be found here.
   

Force Questions

Assigned: Apr 6th

Due: With Binder

This task involved reading some information on forces, then answering 6 questions.  The information is found in the "Other Documents" section on this webpage.  The questions are at the bottom of the last page.
   

Principles of Stability Note

Assigned: May 10th

Due: With Binder

In class we went through a slideshow, discussing the Principles of Stability.  A note containing all of that info was then posted online.  Your job was simply to print that note for your binder, so that you have it for study purposes.
   

Design Challenge Results Worksheet

Assigned: June 5th

Due: 2 days after testing the structures

This is a group task that involves designing and building a stable structure with a high structural efficiency.  All of the information may be found here.  The worksheet will be posted after the "twist" has been revealed.