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.
You will continue to research, design, and build your skate park. Your group will be posting to Schoology your progress.You will choose 1 person in your group to write this update. I will have the questions for you in Schoology.
You will continue to research your topics. You will be brain storming some ideas for products, and you will be posting your progress on Schoology. We will be discussing this in class. It is also listed in your Passion Projects folder in Schoology.