Monday, January 27, 2014

Car Engineering!        By: Karen Smith

1.) Explain in your own words how car engineering works.
              Car engineering is almost like a human body. A human needs lots of energy and water, like the car needs oil and liquids, and needs motion to keep going. If you don't take care of the car, then it will break down. Car engineering is very important and useful to many people.

2.) How is your K'Nex car similar to a real car?
             The K'Nex car is very similar to the regular car. It may look different, but you definitely need to build it the same. Everything needs to be perfect on the car, for it to drive and work. You need to make the sure the balance and weight is good, you have a strong engine, and everything works successfully.

3.) How can you improve your K'Nex engine so that is more similar to a real car engine?
            You can improve the K'Nex engine to make it like the real car engine is if you take your time and make the weight equal. I think that is what my problem was, there was different weight on different spots, that's why we didn't do it correctly. 

4.) Discuss ways to improve either the design of the real car engine themselves or how we can use new fuels in the future to make cars better.
             You can improve new fuels in the future to make cars better if maybe if the car engineer workers make the fuels last longer. Instead of about 2 years, maybe they can work on making the engine/fuels last 5 years. Then, people would have their cars longer.

5.) Provide links to any research you looked at for help.

(picture of K'Nex car on upper right and pictures of car engines on left and right)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Bridge Blog Post!

           The Golden Gate Bridge takes place in San Francisco, California. It is the entrance to the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. This bridge is approximately three - miles long by one - mile wide and opened in 1937.  The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, and the United States. The travel guide considers the Golden Gate Bridge "possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed in the world." This is considered as a suspension bridge.

            Civil Engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and bridges. I think civil engineering seems very interesting. What I like about it is, that it's amazing how some can sketch a design, and then to create it. 

                                                       By: Karen