Bellwork A 10/19/10 B 10/20/10 Almost all inventions are taking something that has already been made and making it better. Think of something that.

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Bellwork A 10/19/10 B 10/20/10 Almost all inventions are taking something that has already been made and making it better. Think of something that doesnt work as well as it could. What would you change about it to make it work better? Slide 2 BELLE ISLE ENGINEERING FAIR COMPETITION December 8th and 9th, 2010 Slide 3 SCIENCE FUN FOR EVERYONE!!! Who: All Science teachers and their students. Who: All Science teachers and their students. What: Select a project and build it at home. Bring it to school to compete in our annual Engineering Fair Extravaganza!!!! What: Select a project and build it at home. Bring it to school to compete in our annual Engineering Fair Extravaganza!!!! When: During your science class, When: During your science class, December 8 th and 9th!!! Slide 4 ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE! EARN A GRADE OF 170 POINTS! EARN A GRADE OF 170 POINTS! Parent Letter signed = 20 points Project plan = 50 points Project competes in competition = 100 points TOTAL = 170 points TOTAL = 170 points Slide 5 PROJECT CHOICES 1) Bridge Building Contest 1) Bridge Building Contest 2) Eiffel Tower Contest 2) Eiffel Tower Contest 3) Essay Contest 3) Essay Contest 4) Ping Pong Launcher Contest 4) Ping Pong Launcher Contest 5) Wacky Wonder Works Contest 5) Wacky Wonder Works Contest 6) Electric Motor Contest 6) Electric Motor Contest 7) Rubber Band Car Contest 7) Rubber Band Car Contest Slide 6 Bridge Building Contest Challenge: Design and build a bridge to support maximum weight before breaking. Materials: 1. Square Toothpicks 2. Carpenters Wood Glue 3. Eye hook washers and nut 4. Wood block Slide 7 Eiffel Tower Using plastic drinking straws, build a tower within five minutes. a)Tower must be built to hold a length of 2x4 piece of wood. b)Must be taller than 12 c)Must remain standing until measured. d)Base must be built to fit within a three feet taped of square. Slide 8 Essay Contest Research a field of Engineering and write an essay that includes the following: Research a field of Engineering and write an essay that includes the following: The impact of this field of engineering on the world. The impact of this field of engineering on the world. How to prepare for this college major starting now through high school. How to prepare for this college major starting now through high school. What courses to take during college BS and MS. What courses to take during college BS and MS. What kinds of jobs and salary would be expected after graduating. What kinds of jobs and salary would be expected after graduating. What impact would you like to have on the world with this education. What impact would you like to have on the world with this education. Slide 9 PING PONG LAUNCHER a) Build a ping pong launcher using a regular, wooden mousetrap and other regular, wooden mousetrap and other materials to launch ping pong balls into materials to launch ping pong balls into one of three large coffee cans. one of three large coffee cans. b) Ping Pong Balls will be provided. b) Ping Pong Balls will be provided. c) NO RAT TRAPS!!!!!!!!! c) NO RAT TRAPS!!!!!!!!! Slide 10 Wacky Wonder Works Challenge: Challenge: Design and build the most complicated mechanical device to achieve a simple objective: Watering a plant. Design and build the most complicated mechanical device to achieve a simple objective: Watering a plant. Materials Materials All materials are to be provided by the contestants. All materials are to be provided by the contestants. Slide 11 Electric Motor To be announced. Slide 12 RUBBER BAND CAR a) Build a rubber band powered vehicle a) Build a rubber band powered vehicle b) Must be original work of student. No kits b) Must be original work of student. No kits or toy car parts. or toy car parts. c) Must be able to carry a 1 pound box of c) Must be able to carry a 1 pound box of Arm & Hammer baking soda. Arm & Hammer baking soda. d) Must use the official rubber band supplied d) Must use the official rubber band supplied by BIEMS Science Department. by BIEMS Science Department. Slide 13 Awards Presentation/Celebration Awards will be distributed in each class during the 2 nd quarter grade level award assembly. Awards will be distributed in each class during the 2 nd quarter grade level award assembly. Slide 14 News News News Winners will be featured in the Belle Isle newsletter!!! Read all about it!!

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