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Design a stand-up table

In this project you will design standing height tables for the classroom. Here are some things to consider:

  • What is the average elbow height of a 7th & 8th grade student?
  • How big does it need to be for 2 or 3 students to use it at the same time?
  • What materials you can use (wood, lag-bolts & screws)?
  • What is the total weight of the materials?
  • How your table will be sturdy and stand up to abuse?
  • What features your table has that makes it better than other teams tables?
    • Is it cheaper?
    • Is it stronger?
    • Does it have some other added feature?
Make sure you document your results. Create a spreadsheet with the following information:
  1. Quantity of each piece of material needed.
  2. Name of the material, for example 2"x4"x10'
  3. The cost for each piece
  4. A hyperlink, where you can buy, each piece.
  5. The total cost for all parts.
  6. Create a section for the tools you will need.
Use Goggle Sheet's to complete this project. Submit your sheet on canvas.

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Indoor LED grow lighting.

Design and build an LED housing for the indoor grow boxes using 1/2 inch PVC pipe.

Make sure you document your results. Create a spreadsheet with the following information:

  1. Quantity of each piece of material needed.
  2. Name of the material, for example 2"x4"x10'
  3. The cost for each piece
  4. A hyperlink, where you can buy, each piece.
  5. The total cost for all parts.
  6. Create a section for the tools you will need.
Use Goggle Sheet's to complete this project. Submit your sheet on canvas.

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Design & Build a Model of Your Table

  • You are going to build a small, 1/6 scale, model of your table
  • You will have 2 pieces of 1"x2"x8' lumber and wood crews to build your table
  • We will find out how strong your table is by stacking weight lifting plates on the frame. The frame fails when it breaks or wobbles more than 20 degrees.