In this unit students will investigate the phenomena of plastic trash islands floating in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. The students will work to solve the problem of plastic trash islands through the engineering and design process. Using 3D printers,...
· Students will design 3D models using Tinkercad software.· Students will define the problem of plastic trash islands.· Students will describe possible solutions to the problem of plastic trash islands.· Students will research the plastic trash problem and create google slideshows the problem and how we might fix it.· Students will investigate different ways to build structures that both float and hold weight.· Students will build a model of a device that could collect plastic from the ocean.· Students will test the models they build.· Students will communicate their results from scientific inquiry to identify factors that are important to optimizing the design of the plastic collecting device.
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