Engeneering Project

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Engeneering Project

Postby mtardy » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:16 pm

One of my requirements for my project is that I fill out a worksheet for a science project.
I am required to do that, and I don't have a science project, I have an engineering project, which I also can do.
How do I figure out how to fill out the worksheet even if the questions are related to a science project?
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Re: Engeneering Project

Postby akbarkhan » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:47 pm

The best way to prepare a science spreadsheet to an engineering project is to consider the underlying science to the engineering that you are exploring in your project and respond accordingly. In other words, if you are considering the best engine design, consider the thermodynamic effects of your different design changes.

Hope this helps. Please let me know if you need more help.
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Re: Engeneering Project

Postby MelissaB » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:33 pm

Just to add to that advice, I would suggest asking your teacher for advice about how to fill the worksheet out. Different science fairs require different paperwork, so your teacher can help you much more than we can.
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Re: Engeneering Project

Postby akbarkhan » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:17 am

I would agree with MelissaB to ask your teacher for help. It requires a bit of coordination with your teacher to fill out the required paperwork properly. But do keep one thing in mind--engineering is applied science and engineering is not divorced from scientific principles. Sometimes you need an experienced hand (like your teacher) to help you discover the underlying science that powers engineering.
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Re: Engeneering Project

Postby mtardy » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:16 pm

Thanks guys. I successfully filled out my worksheet for that class, and am reserching my topic: Can military drones be used for peaceful purposes?
Are there any resources that you can think of that would help my research?

For people who are trying to do this same project: this is a good post which outlines the peaceful uses of drones. (at least the newsworthy ones)
http://diydrones.com/profiles/blog/show ... e=activity
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Re: Engeneering Project

Postby akbarkhan » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:28 am

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