Pre-camp (25 May, Monday)
What sounds interesting about this project?
We can learn how designs hold different weights, and understand the science behind it. What sounded interesting was it tying back to the theme of engineering. Before I signed up for this, I was involved in a bridge building competition. Which furthered my interest in engineering.
What do you think you can learn from this project?
I can learn how to make a efficient water tower. I think we can also learn what are the causes of collapse in the water tower. Such as how the material may affect it, workmanship and even the environment itself.
Any immediate questions regarding the project?
First Day (26 May, Tuesday)
What did you do today?
We were given Balsa wood sticks, a base plate, glue, rulers, a geometry set, two pencils, a sharpener, sandpaper and a cutter knife. We were then tasked to make a tower with the given materials. After building the tower, if it could hold a 2kg weight, we were given another stick to improve it.