Part 1:  Project Design Design and build a tree bench that is five 2x4’s wide.   Show your drawings and your math problems in a clear sequence.  Create a cut list to include the angle size(s) and length. Specifics assigned: Diameter of tree_______ Shape of the bench_______ How far from the tree will the...

Many great construction/engineering projects have been built around the world.  Maybe you live close to a structure that stands out as one of these marvels.  Choose one of these structures.  Using a search engine, research how it was built.   Write a one page summary of the project.  Include:  1.     Why was it...

With the COVID-19 pandemic, educators have conquered and will continue to conquer a new slate of challenges throughout the 2020-2021 school year. Years ago, we assembled a list of the key elements that make the Geometry in Construction model strong for students and teachers. We...

TEACHER NOTES: This is a great activity for the beginning of the year for team building.  This activity is done in teams of 4 and takes approximately 120-150 minutes so we suggest doing this over 2 or 3 class periods.  For the templates, go to https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/paper-roller-coasters/ or https://www.paperrollercoasters.com.  For the bases, take...

Washer and Candy lab    Can you guess the number of each? Teacher Notes Materials Needed: Bags or cups, enough for 1 per group of students.  Two objects such as nuts, bolts, washers, candy, etc or 16d and 8d nails (they need to be uniform size), etc.  A scale that...

Algebra 1 in Manufacturing Processes, Entrepreneurship, and Design (AMPED) is a course that provides a different approach to Algebra 1.  It is driven by showing how the algebra is used in the world.  Describing the CTE side of the course is not as clear cut...