Inside an ORRHS Science Lab

On Wednesday, October 24, ORR engineering teacher Tom Norris had some of this students conduct weight-ratio experiments with balsa wood towers they designed and built from scratch.  They used a free design program by Google called Sketch Up to render their basic ideas and spent over two months cutting, gluing, and painting their structures.  The final test was performed by weighing each structure, placing weights on top the towers to the point of breakage, and using the mass of the tower and weight it could hold to calculate the efficiency of each.  Check out our photo gallery below to see how it worked!

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