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Presentation on theme: "Final Project S CIENCE T ECHNOLOGY E NGINEERING M ATHEMATICS ENGR Section 201."— Presentation transcript:


2 Table of Contents 1. Mission StatementBusiness Team 2. Floor PlanBusiness 3. SystemStructure Team 4. SystemEnergy Team 5. SystemWater 6. SystemWaste Water Team 7. SystemAgricultural Team 8. OverviewBusiness Team

3 Mission Statement  Our goal is to create a STEM House product that is educational yet fun for our target age group of 3 rd to 5 th graders, as well as being marketable to various schools.

4 Floor Plan 12 Ft

5 Team Members: Zach Barnes Bethany Liddick Max Winn Eric Wright Briley Marchetti

6 Objectives We will produce a structure for a functional house that is... Easy to Assemble/Disassemble Educational Lightweight Durable Cost Efficient Large enough for every subsystem

7 Table of Contents Introduction of Goals Design Process Conclusion Appendix

8 Recognizing the Opportunity Opportunities - Team o To build a structure for the STEM House o To assist teachers when teaching sustainability

9 Recognizing the Opportunity Opportunities o Educational  To teach kids structural stress through demonstrations and experiments  To assemble a structure based off of floor plans  To design and construct a cost effective house  To demonstrate the importance of sustainability

10 Define the Problem Space - Must contain enough room for the other subsystems Size - Must fit inside a classroom Safety - Must be safe enough for children

11 Specifications Inexpensive Effective Simple Easy to Handling Portable

12 Brainstorming Ideas Structure Materials o Particleboard o Interlocking Plastic o Lego’s Roof o Full, Low-pitch o Half o Flat o No Roof Windows o Yes? o No? Floor o No Floor o Simple Floor o Subfloor o Plexiglass? o Wood Base Layout o One big structure o Four individual Size Construction

13 Evaluating Ideas Rejected Ideas o Roof o Support Beams o Braces and Screws Accepted Ideas o Pre-Made SubFloor o List of Materials o Instructions for Assembly

14 Conclusion Our structure is... Easy to Assemble/Disassemble Educational Lightweight Durable Cost Efficient Large enough for every subsystem

15 Sources

16 Appendix A

17 Appendix B

18 Appendix C

19 Appendix D

20 Energy Team Team Members: Molly Sechrist Francesca Schaeffer Mackenzie Kroekel Patrick Wagner Joe Barry

21 Table of Contents  Problem  Problem Space  Specifications  Brainstorm  Evaluation  Conclusion  Pictures

22 Define the Opportunity  Make profit  High-tech  Interactive  Educational Tool

23 Educational Specifications  Engage different types renewable energy  Produce electricity various ways  Measure output  Design/construct electrical systems  Experiment different sources and amounts of energy

24 Technical Specifications  Cost under $1000  Easy assembly  Working energy systems produce electricity  Measure output  Constructible circuit  Compare various outputs  Provide energy to other subsystems

25 Social Specifications  Interactive  Used by more than one student  Demonstrate problem solving  Appealing to target age

26 Brainstorming Ideas  Solar- adjustable panels, solar heating oven  Wind- wind tube, adjustable windmill, windmill kits  Kinetic- crank to power light bulbs, crank on circuit board  Measure output- crank, windmill, UV lights on solar panels, meters  Circuit wall- kid’s circuit kit, light switch control  Electrical systems- visible wiring, junction box

27 Evaluating Ideas/ Analysis  Solar- adjustable panels  Wind- adjustable windmills on walls  Kinetic- crank to circuit board  Energy displays- universal circuit board

28 Conclusion  Stayed under budget- $770  Educational  Interactive  Fun




32 Water Team Team Members: Joe Helbling Sam Shoemaker Keiran Sloane Neil Kristensen Brian Stoyanoff

33 Table of Contents Introduction Educational objectives Brainstorming Ideas Concept Development Conclusions References Appendix

34 Introduction Saw an opportunity to provide elementary school children with a room that focused specifically on how water works in a system. In order to understand how to create the best design, we had to research various topics before designing the room. After researching these topics, we specified several specifications and began brainstorming ideas. We designed a screening matrix of several brainstorm ideas in order to determine which ideas to pursue After determining which ideas we were going to use, we drew up a bill of materials in order to determine the cost of each experiment

35 Educational Objectives 1. To experiment with pressure variation and water flow(aerodynamics) 2. To allow modification of the system to understand importance of runoff 3. To design a means to reuse water throughout entire system 4. To size and experiment with pumping designs 5. To experiment with means of water treatment and it’s impact on house design 6. To design and construct a household water system from a systems perspective

36 Brainstorming Ideas Concept Variants Pumps Filtration Run-off/Reuse of water Piping Hydraulics Hydropower/Aerodynamics Analysis of Brainstorming ideas

37 Brainstorming Pumps Electric Centrifugal pump Flow of water Pressure Variation Demonstration with attached gauges Interactive Hand Pump, faucet end Vacuum and Pressure Variation Demonstration with gauges Flow of water Interactive Hand Crank Pressure Variation Demonstration (transparent including pressure gauges) Flow of Water to other areas

38 Brainstorming Filtration Interactive water filter(Similar Concept with use of contained materials) Water Filtration Flow of water Reuse of Water How water is filtered in a system Screen filtration Flow of water through a filter

39 Brainstorming Reuse of Water Green Roof with artificial rain sprayers Importance of runoff demonstration Reuse of water (collected and distributed) Use of an interactive pump Green Roof with long pipe artificial rain sprayer Importance of runoff demonstration Reuse of water (collected and distributed) Use of an interactive pump

40 Brainstorming Piping Piping through the floor studs Interact and easy to build Teaches about flow and location of water throughout the house Slotted fittings for pipes throughout floor

41 Brainstorming Piping Piping on the wall using wall clamps Interactive and easy to assemble Water flow and location throughout the house

42 Brainstorming Hydraulics Various Pressure Gauge tubes Pressure variation throughout pipes Display the flow of water High>>>Low Pressure Varying pipe diameter flow demonstration Various Pressure Gauge tubes Pressure variation throughout pipes Display the flow of water High>>>Low Pressure Shows how water pressure varies when water flows through varying pipe diameters Pressure gauges shows the water pressure as it flows through a pipe

43 Brainstorming Hydropower/Aerodynamics Water Wheel Wheel turns as water flows through it, creating power Hydropower; shows how power is generated through spinning a turbine Aerodynamic water particle flow wall Multiple interact shapes can be moved by magnets throughout flow wall Thickness of two layers of plexiglass with water in between <1 inch Flow of water with particles and aerodynamics(explains why planes fly)

44 Concept Development Further Analysis & Selection of Design Ideas o Weighted Matrices: i. Education and Interaction ii. Ease of Use iii. Durability iv. Cost

45 Concept Development Final designs o Drawing sketches






51 Conclusion Work we accomplished: Objectives and our design Positive Features: o Trough Wall o Water Wheel o Floorboard piping o Water Filters

52 Appendix A Water Filtration Concept Screening Matrix

53 Appendix B Floor Piping Concept Screening Matrix

54 Appendix C Water Wall Demonstration Concept Screening

55 Appendix D Pump Concept Screening Matrix

56 Appendix E

57 Team Members: Thomas Hinchliffe Jasen Giustozzi Manish Khanal Waste Water

58 Table of Contents Context o Target Audience o Survey Results Brainstorming o Our Process o Our Results Screening o What went in... o...what came out. Solution o Post-Criticism Exhibits

59 Why we exist: ~Our team was tasked with the treatment of effluent throughout the house in a safe, efficient, and educational manner. ~We did this by implementing multiple exhibits showcasing sewage treatment.

60 Target Audience Evaluation Several Basic Needs (Survey Results) o Fun o “Wow” Factor o Basic Presentation o Follows Curriculum How we address those needs: o Interactive exhibits o “Mechanical Transparency” o Image-based lesson o Most noticeably affect the water itself

61 How it Works? Piping is a closed system, with a minimal water loss through the green wall. Exposed Piping allows for experimentation Settling basin (septic tank) allows sediment to be filtered out and harvested if necessary Pump pushes water throughout the room to different exhibits Standalone sinks show both clean and not-so- dirty water

62 Carbon Filtration Exhibit

63 Shows the process of removing unwanted color, odor, and taste. Efficiency of three different models as compared to a control Can be used in conjuction with several other exhibits to varying effect. Excess ‘grey water’ is pumped through Ag’s Green Wall to educate children on harnessing natural filtration.

64 Final Solution

65 Agricultural Team Team Members: Talia Leventhal Allie Milligan Patrick Nicodemus

66 Table of Contents Introduction of Product3-4 Preliminary Development5 Working Development6-11 Summation12 Appendix13-14

67 Introduction Opportunity- to create a product that is both interactive and educational to students  Teachers and students will benefit  The product will be placed in a classroom setting and used by the teacher as a teaching tool for delivering a STEM-oriented curriculum.

68 Introduction The principles of the house were developed with these main concepts in mind:  Affordability  Educational  Maintenance  Size  Safety

69 Concept Development Potential agricultural systems 1.Aquaponics 2.Green Wall 3.Vertical Garden 4.Green Roof 5.Lasagna Gardening 6.Chicken Coop 7.Tractor main.jpg%253F1355539638&w=640&h=480&ei=1F_5UZ2lOeHA4AOluIDYBg&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=78&page=1&tbnh=137&tbnw=185&start=0&ndsp=46&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0,i:94&tx=130&ty=75

70 Detailed Concept Development Through detailed analysis four out of the seven concepts scored high enough to be used in our system. 1.Aquaponics 2.Green Wall 3.Vertical Gardening 4.Lasagna Gardening

71 Detailed Concept Development 1. Aquaponics · To experiment with CO2 and impacts on plant growth How: o Use hydroponics and goldfish to demonstrate how CO2 from fish can help plants grow How: · Buy and use the goldfish in a tank to demonstrate how the CO2 from given off by the fish help the plants to grow · Buy/less fish, Direct correlation in number of fish to amount of CO2 given off

72 Detailed Concept Development 2.Green Wall · To experiment with water and impacts on plant growth How: o Use clear piping to show how greywater becomes cleaner once it is passed through the green wall o Allow the kids to use pH testing kits to test the gray water and then test again after it is filtered by the green wall

73 Detailed Concept Development 3.Vertical Gardening · To experiment with lighting and impact on plant growth How: o Show that plants grow better when they are staggered in vegetable gardening How: · Stagger plant placement · Vertical plant placement · Lighting on each would be the same. To design and construct an indoor vegetative system How: o Allow students to grow different types of vegetables in vertical gardening system How: · Provide students with a variety of seeds

74 Detailed Concept Development 4. Lasagna Gardening ~ Allow students to use different methods to grow plants § How: ~Provide students with a variety of organic material ex. cardboard, newspaper ~Provide students with the knowledge of how decomposition works

75 Detailed Concept Development Final Product

76 Conclusion All our designs incorporate at least three of the following positive attributes:  High-tech  Educational  Safety  Maintenance  Affordable  Interactive  Enjoyable : for all students, teachers, and staff.

77 Appendix

78 Research/References: singapore nagarden.htm

79 Business Team Overview  The Business/ Education Team found that the best way for our product to become successful would be through a teacher-based learning environment.  The rough estimate to build the STEM House is $3,011.00

80 Questions?


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