High School Engineering class designs Putt-Putt Boats

The students in John Bannister-Marx and Dave Veling’s high school engineering class built Putt-Putt boats. The Putt-Putt boat is the final of the year.

Each student in John Bannister-Marx and Dave Veling’s class has their own workbook that they keep in the classroom. After each completed step the students would have to answer question in the workbook. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Each student in John Bannister-Marx and Dave Veling’s class has their own workbook that they keep in the classroom. After each completed step the students would have to answer question in the workbook. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshmen Veronica Attridge measures the length of straws to see where to make the perfect cut. This project had many steps that the students had to read carefully before starting the project. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshmen Veronica Attridge measures the length of straws to see where to make the perfect cut. This project had many steps that the students had to read carefully before starting the project. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The students made the boiler from a tin can. The boiler makes the Putt-Putt boat run when you light a candle under the boiler. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The students made the boiler from a tin can. The boiler makes the Putt-Putt boat run when you light a candle under the boiler. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Julia Geswell and her partner Lea Sutherland work together to create the best Putt-Putt boat they can make. Geswell adjusts the boiler while Sutherland cuts the straws. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Junior Julia Geswell and her partner Lea Sutherland work together to create the best Putt-Putt boat they can make. Geswell adjusts the boiler while Sutherland cuts the straws. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Josh Richards sands down the edges of the straws to make a smooth edge. After the construction of the Putt-Putt boats, everyone in Bannister-Marx and Veling’s class everyone would race their own boats against each other. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Josh Richards sands down the edges of the straws to make a smooth edge. After the construction of the Putt-Putt boats, everyone in Bannister-Marx and Veling’s class everyone would race their own boats against each other. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Geswell and Attridge get ready to glue their boilers down so no water would get inside of it. The students needed to wear gloves when gluing for safety. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Geswell and Attridge get ready to glue their boilers down so no water would get inside of it. The students needed to wear gloves when gluing for safety. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshmen Aisea Collens glue together his boiler while freshmen Axel Fougere watches and learns from Collens. After each boiler was glued the boiler would be placed near the window to dry fir 24 hours. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Freshmen Aisea Collens glue together his boiler while freshmen Axel Fougere watches and learns from Collens. After each boiler was glued the boiler would be placed near the window to dry fir 24 hours. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Geswell makes the final finishes of her boiler before placing it near the window to dry. After Geswell would fill out a sheet of question to reflect on what she did. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Geswell makes the final finishes of her boiler before placing it near the window to dry. After Geswell would fill out a sheet of question to reflect on what she did. Credit: Laura Fitzgerald for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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