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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Engineering and Literacy- Easy Connection?

We completed an engineering task at a summer Science Academy this summer and it was surprisingly easy to tie in literacy to the engineering practices!  We read a book about a young girl (yeah!) who was working to solve a problem of how to feed her animals on the farm her family owned in Australia.  She needed to figure out how to create a buzzer system to alert her of an empty water bucket.  We were then given the supplies to create a model to help her solve the problem and it was so much fun!  It was a challenge and tied in parallel and series circuits. 

Here was our team's engineering design and it worked!