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When Will We Ever Use This Math!? By HM

For our final Project as Action in Urban Planning we once again chose a math concept we wanted to improve on and understand better and figure out how it is used everyday in the real world.  The math concept I chose to investigate was the Law of Sines, an equation used to find all the […]

Math in the Real World by HM

For our second Action Project in Street Math, we chose a math concept that we wanted to  improve our skills on.  Once we picked our math concept, we learned more about it and related a real world issue and occupation that uses this concept as a key part of their work.  I’m proud of myself […]

Building a Bridge by HM

For my first Action Project in Urban Planning, which is my integrated math and science course for this term, we created bridges that were designed to hopefully hold up to twenty pounds.  In this unit, we have been studying bridges and how they serve the cities and communities they are in.  Not only that, we learned all […]

Researching the Past by HM

In our final project as action for Light & Sound, we created a time telling device that would help us measure time.  For part of our project, we were given the option of traveling to any place in time, forward or backward.  I chose to go back to the 1930s and 40s in Mississippi to […]

Building a Radio by HM

In my Light & Sound class, we were given the task of creating our own AM Radio from a kit.  With this project I was able to understand the principles of frequencies through the process of building the radio. My group and I  learned about how radios are used around the world for variety of […]

Building a Spectrograph by HM

Last week in my math and science course, called Light and Sound I was challenged to make a spectrograph.  A spectrograph is an instrument used so you are able to see the full frequency spectrum.  My partner and I began this project by looking at and understanding spectrum’s and their different intensities so once we […]

Creating a Google Sketch by HM

As my last project in my Design & Engineering class, we used Google SketchUp to create a model of an eco-friendly home.  In my model, I added a solar panel we had previously made in class.  The process of creating my model on SketchUp was definitely not an easy one and it was a lot […]

Building a Wind Turbine by HM

This week in my Design and Engineering class, we made a wind turbine.  This task was definitely difficult and a little daunting at first but I ended up really enjoying myself.  The purpose of this project was to design our own, very small windmill and then calculate whether or not it’s benefits would really pay […]

Building a Solar Panel by HM

In my Design and Engineering class, we built a homemade solar panel since we’re learning about sustainable energy.  This definitely overwhelmed me at first because there were so many steps to creating it.  I couldn’t quite wrap my head around how it would all come together in the end.  Luckily, my classmates were ready to […]

Water Station HM

In my Design and Engineering class, we created water stations inspired by Tippy Tap that followed the engineering process.  My group and I researched global water and hygienic problems and used ideas from the Tippy Tap video.  We faced one major constraint which was that we decided the main structural support of our water station […]