This week we will be going over our Dec/Jan Vocabulary Words, and adding those to our last set. After this Friday, I will be drawing for a $10 gift card for those who scored perfect on the vocabulary test and spelling test.
This week we will be looking at battering rams, and medieval times. We will look to have a better understanding of:
- The various modes of protection incorporated into castle designs.
- Military inventions and the design / purpose of the battering ram
- How simple machines (wheels) can be used to solve design problems
- How gravity can be used to generate force.
Our goal for this week is to learn and apply the structural concepts associated with castle design. These concepts will enhance your understanding of structural integrity, and the utilization of simple machines, and how gravity can be used to generate force.