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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Academic Talent Search

Cody spent a week at Sacramento State for the ATS again this summer.  This year he chose a bridge engineering class.  The course was 6 days over 3 weeks, moving up to the 6-9th grade group.  
Over the course of the class, they learned about budgeting for a project and how things can change, how to work with a group and design elements.  

 Their bridge held the most weight overall and had the best ratio for how much their bridge weighed to how much it could hold.  They were allowed to put weight in the bucket until the bridge became impassible by a car.  (If life size, a car would lose a bumper, fall off, etc.)


They experimented with how much weight it could hold before breaking, but the bucket ended up hitting the floor and it never actually broke.   
Another successful ATS in the books. 

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