Week of 10/5

posted Oct 4, 2015, 10:29 AM by Michael Reilly
**Due to testing, change in plans for Wednesday.  All things below that say Wednesday, we will do Friday.

Instead, on Wednesday, we will be choosing our next topic.  That is, YOU will be choosing your next topic.
We are going to begin a new project covering a LOT of Course Standard 8 (click here) 

This should be a great opportunity for you to choose to do what YOU love to do.

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Those teams that have established a system of good communication and assigning goals are rocking!  Here's what YOUR team should be doing this week, and talk about this during your Academy time:

Graded this week:
  • Prototypes - virtual or physical, depending on what you are making (due Monday/Tuesday).  NTI until I see one.
  • Posters - one for game, one for rules (due Wednesday/Thursday)
  • Updated models - based on prototypes and goals  (due Thursday/Friday)
The biggest error we see students make is thinking they have so much time.  The better thinking is to be done early, make any minor adjustments, and chill out.  Instead, many wait, get stressed out and yelled at, then work really hard at the end.  Sounds like if the same amount of hard work is done early, life is better...

Most likely, you will finish your engineers presentations.  Here's the basic rubric for that:
  • A - excellent information, entertaining format (or at least a strong attempt)
  • B - some flaws in info and/or low attempt at entertainment
  • C - correct info, no attempt at entertainment
  • F - no product
Correct information should include:
  • Engineer Name
  • Location
  • Era/Time
  • Biggest accomplishments
  • Type of Engineer
  • Any relationship to other famous engineers
  • Some type of interesting trivia about this person that most folks don't know.
Your group should send me an email (mreilly@lanierhs.org) with a document or link, etc., with your work.  In the subject of the email, please write your Period #, and the word "Engineer", like "Period 3 Engineer".  This helps me to find your work faster.



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