8th Graders Construct Residential Structures

On Thursday February 5th, John Bannister-Marx’s eighth grade engineering class worked on constructing miniature residential homes. The students designed a bird’s eye view of the interior of the one floor home any way they liked, but they had to scale sizes down to being able to fit on a one 1×1’ piece of cardboard.

 

Patiently waiting for her glue to dry, eighth grader Kaya Crandall holds her cardboard in place to form one of the four outer walls to her house. Crandall precisely measured how big each room in her building should be. Credit: Jenny Beardsley and Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Patiently waiting for her glue to dry, eighth grader Kaya Crandall holds her cardboard in place to form one of the four outer walls to her house. Crandall precisely measured how big each room in her building should be. Credit: Jenny Beardsley and Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Recently the middle school has invested in a three dimensional visual printer. Teacher John Bannister-Marx explains how the printer works, and what comes out of it. Students are encouraged to use the printer, supervised by the teachers. Credit: Jenny Beardsley and Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Recently the middle school has invested in a three dimensional visual printer. Teacher John Bannister-Marx explains how the printer works, and what comes out of it. Students are encouraged to use the printer, supervised by the teachers. Credit: Jenny Beardsley and Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The 3D printing process begins by making a virtual design of the object one wants to make. The scanner on the printer makes a digital copy of a computer aided design and then puts it into a 3D modeling program. Credit: Jenny Beardsley and Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The 3D printing process begins by making a virtual design of the object one wants to make. The scanner on the printer makes a digital copy of a computer aided design and then puts it into a 3D modeling program. Credit: Jenny Beardsley and Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The material used for the 3D products is a hard plastic made from starch. The Maker-Bot Replicator 2, also known as the 3D printer is a safe, student accessible machine. Credit: Jenny Beardsley and Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
The material used for the 3D products is a hard plastic made from starch. The Maker-Bot Replicator 2, also known as the 3D printer is a safe, student accessible machine. Credit: Jenny Beardsley and Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students work delicately and precisely. Students ask questions when needed. Bannister-Marx walks around the room routinely checking on students and how far along their work are coming. Credit: Jenny Beardsley and Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Students work delicately and precisely. Students ask questions when needed. Bannister-Marx walks around the room routinely checking on students and how far along their work are coming. Credit: Jenny Beardsley and Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Questions are commonly asked on how to use certain tools, or for measurement checks.  Tucker Spencer and Haley Wolf are shown how to mark correct room dimensions by Bannister-Marx. Credit: Jenny Beardsley and Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Questions are commonly asked on how to use certain tools, or for measurement checks. Tucker Spencer and Haley Wolf are shown how to mark correct room dimensions by Bannister-Marx. Credit: Jenny Beardsley and Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Every student enrolled in engineering had this project. Students were allowed to make their house more of a ‘home’. Creativity was key to this project; they furnished and painted their houses however they wanted. Credit: Jenny Beardsley and Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Every student enrolled in engineering had this project. Students were allowed to make their house more of a ‘home’. Creativity was key to this project; they furnished and painted their houses however they wanted. Credit: Jenny Beardsley and Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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