The 7th grade history students study Ancient Chinese inventions and are then given the opportunity to build a replica of said invention. Projects this year included bridges, a cross-bow, an axe, a sword, shields, helments, and body armor. Some projects were laser cut, while others were 3D designed and printed. Some students used a combination of these tools, while others built catapults using low-tech tools such as saws, drills and duct tape.
Students in 5th grade science are currently building seismometers to measure different intensity levels on a shake table as they study the science behind earthquakes.