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  • Stevens Spring 2013 Outline
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Week 1 - Gumdrop Structures
[Civil Engineering]
Build sturdy structures out of gumdrops and toothpicks to withstand the load of books placed on top for testing.

Week 2 - A Chair for Mr. Bear
[Design Process]
Design a chair out of LEGOs for a small stuffed animal that has certain constraints: the animal must fit, sit upright, and the chair must be sturdy.

Worksheet is attached to this page

Week 3 - Materials Testing
[Materials Engineering]
Given a variety of materials, perform a series of tests with them about their qualities.

Week 4 - School Improvement Project (Service Learning)
Intro to Service Learning
Brainstorm problems
(Homework: pick problem)

Week 5 - School Improvement Project (Service Learning)
Pick best solution
Plan, draw, make proposal

Week 6 (2 hours) - School Improvement Project (Service Learning)
Build prototype

Week 7 (2 hours) - School Improvement Project (Service Learning)
Finish building

Present and Test solutions
Discussion

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