MS Tech‎ > ‎News MS Tech‎ > ‎

Math and Science Boat Project

posted Dec 3, 2015, 3:13 AM by William Farren
Students have been looking at ways to create strength using shape both for their 3D printed designs in Design Tech as well as for their boat building project in math and science classes. We've been using ideas from the Autodesk Sustainability Workshop video series.

The boat building project is providing us with excellent opportunities to apply what we are learning in class. Only being able to use a limited amount of cardboard and duct tape means we really have to think about how to best use these materials to create a functional boat. This is similar to how nature has to design: with limited supplies and energy. In the end, designing with limits creates more sustainable designs and teaches us to use our resources well.

Discussing, planning, trying.
Students began their boat projects by creating designs in Sketchup.