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Thursday, September 18, 2014

"A Reminder for Emily" An Electrical Engineering Story

This week we have started working on engineering practices associated with energy.  We read this story about a little girl named Emily, who lives on a sheep farm in Australia and she has a problem to solve.  Through this story, we have learned about the engineering design process and we are in the process of creating our own buzzer/light systems to alert Emily that the sheep need more water so she won't get in trouble anymore for letting the water run out.  We are completing schematic designs with electrical symbols to create our plans and then we will test them and build the circuits.  The last step will be to improve our designs!  Below is a link to the beginning of the story.
These materials come from "Engineering is Elementary" and they're awesome!