Thursday, February 24, 2011

Technology islands

This is how 8th grade students at our local school have been spending class time.

The students in Tom Boissonnault’s eighth-grade technology classes at Eastchester Middle School were asked to build functional city islands, including power systems, fresh water systems, housing and transportation systems.

Class description:
Grade 8 Technology
Eighth Grade Technology is a combination of engineering technology, mechanical/
electronics technology and digital photography. Students are required to design and
construct an island project, paying close attention to mechanical systems. Students also
participate in an introductory course in digital photography and a small engine and power
module that involves the restoration of a Vintage scooter.

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