October 31st - November 7th

posted Oct 30, 2016, 12:09 PM by Mr Becker   [ updated Nov 1, 2016, 6:45 AM ]

Hope we all enjoyed the Bridge Building project, we will be testing them out Monday!!

Now it is time for you to write your Engineering report.  

Students will evaluate their bridge building project with an Engineering report, using Times New Roman font, 12 pt. type, 1 inch margins all around, double spaced.

Report must include, in this order (please note that the order is different then the power point but the descriptions are the same),

with each section labeled accordingly.

Title Page:

Contains title of project, name of student, names of team members, date submitted, and

“submitted to” followed by the teacher’s name.


A 250-word-maximum summary of the EDP and conclusions.

Introduction to the Research Question: Introduces the design question, discusses what information

is currently available, addresses the issues, and contains appropriate, reliable, current

resources (from articles, Power Points, Internet research and other sources).

Methods and Materials:

A description of the method used to build and test the device, and the materials in list form.

Design Documentation:

A schematic diagram of the device, with accurate measurements.

Data Analysis and Findings:

Tables, graphs, and/or charts of test data related to the device; statements of the findings.

Discussion and Conclusions:

Discusses the findings, as well as the limitations of the device, and gives suggestions for improvement.

Literature Cited:

All resources cited in the report are listed in alphabetical order by lead author’s last name, using APA style and Easybib software.


Vocabulary that may be new to the report audience is listed and defined for this project in alphabetical order.

Engineering Report Grading:   


     0 pts. – Student(s) failed to submit an evaluation

    65 pts. – Student(s) have 1 complete component of the Engineering Report

    70+ pts. – Student(s) have 2 complete components of the Engineering Report

    75+ pts. – Student(s) have 3 complete components of the Engineering Report

    80+ pts. – Student(s) have 4 complete components of the Engineering Report

    90+pts. – Student(s) have all complete components of the Engineering Report

This report can be done as a group, BUT the completed report must be on EACH team members portfolio site. 
This is the only way you will be graded on the report, and it needs to be on there next week, November 10-11th.

I realize that many of you have CDAT projects due this week, so we will be giving you an opportunity to work on and finalize them this week.

Those of you working on Science fair and Capstone should be using your time wisely to work on those. 

I'll be coming around and visiting you to check your progress, and you will be getting a grade for your use of technology and your use of time in class.

3 Simple grades for your CDAT Project: 

  • 90 for being almost complete and just finishing touches on your project                                                                                           (Science Fair / Capstone should have a good start and clear path to completion)                                                                                                                  
  • 75 for having something, but a way to go for your project to be completed                                                                                       (Science Fair /Capstone just an idea with little to no progress towards completion )                                                                                                             
  • 0 for absolutely nothing.

Remember, EVERYONE on your team needs access to your materials, and they should be readily available on your team site. 
This has been repeatedly stated to you and "My team member has it and hasn't shared" is NOT an acceptable excuse.

Our next unit will be a quick refresher on measurement and using calipers.  This will lead us, hopefully, to a construction project that we will be doing for the next play from the Theater Dept., more on that later.