The students will research and design their own Pallet Wood Chair using the Internet. After their research of Pallet Wood Chair is complete they will come up with their own design and construction of a Pallet Wood Chair. Two students per chair. Duration for this project is 4 weeks.
- Internet Research
- Select materials
- Create a design
- Determine size
- Determine and learn required tools and machines to create your stool.
Students will test their Pallet Wood Chair for maximum strength, durability, and materials cost efficiency, which means that the most points will be awarded to the bridge that holds the most weight with the least structural damage and least materials. The Pallet Wood Chair will undergo a series of standard chair test.
To have created a high quality Pallet Wood Chair that will have the most weight.
Part C – Pallet Wood Chair Construction & Testing Assignment
Students will complete an assignment about their process in creating their Pallet Wood Chair. This assignment is dived into 4 areas. Section 1 is about student research and design, material selection, advantages and disadvantages of materials, and cost of materials. Section 2 is about the actual Pallet Wood Chair building making process in the lab, tool, machines, and safety. Next is about the testing process. The final part is a summary of the whole process and the completion of their Pallet Wood Chair.
Student Options and Guideline:
Option 1 - Term Paper
Students write first draft of term paper
Students revise term paper
Students hand in final draft of term paper (2 pages)
Standard page layout applies. Size 12 font, 1 inch margins, doubled spaced
Option 2 - Video Chronicle
Create a video record of events of your project from start to finish
Option 3 - Production System Process
Create an efficient production assemble system if you we to mass produce your Pallet Wood Chairs. You select the media in which to present. Key things to include:
Type of Production
Details of what happens in each stage
What tools are needed for each stage
Total Points Possible - 100 Pts.
The challenge is to create the most durable chair with the least amount of materials. The winner will not be required to complete Part C of this project.
Duration for this project is 4 weeks. Due date for all 3 parts are April 30th.