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Lab Introduction (5 min)
The objective for today's lab is to design a way to move water from a water source (cup 1) equally into to a water processing plant (cup 2) and a home (cup 3) using the given materials. You can use an unlimited about of materials, but with the catch that each building material has a set cost. This is important because you'll be graded partly on if you keep your project under the $250,000 budget. Here's a list of building materials and their cost.
- Water Pipes (Straws) - $12,000 each
- Pipe Sealant #1 (Masking Tape) - $2,300 per inch
- Pipe Sealant #2 (Duct Tape) - $4,100 per inch
- Cement (Model Clay) - $3000 per gram
- Labor (Time Spent Building) - $2,500 per minute
- New Water Container (New cup it you break one) - $25,000 each
- Outside Consultant (Advice from Mr. Korchnak during the build) - $1,000 per question
- How well thought out your plan was. Your pre-plan sheet will be used to assess this. (5 points)
- Where you able to stay under budget? You'll have a person in your group act as the accountant that will keep track of your costs. Here's the point breakdown: Over $550,000= 0 points, $450,000-$550,000= 1 point, $350,000-$450,000= 2 points, $250,000-$350,000= 3 points, $200,000-$250,000= 4 points, under $200,000= 5 points.
- What did you learn? Your post lab sheet will be used to assess this (5 points)
Pre-Plan Time (10 min)
Use this time to fill out your pre plan sheet as a group. This will be incredibly important to keeping under cost. Think of this as your blue print. During this time Mr. Korchnak will be a free consultant. So feel free to ask questions free of charge. You'll also have access to a computer to computer to complete research if you need it.
Build Time (25 min)
Using your Pre Plan Worksheet collect your materials from Mr. Korchnak and begin to build your device. Remember that you can reduce costs if you finish early. So make sure you are using your time wisely and staying on task.
Lab Conclusion (10 min)
Once you are done with your device fill out the Lab Conclusion worksheet. You're being graded on your ability to reflex on what you build and how you can improve upon your design.
Study for Quiz 3.3.