Cracking Under Pressure

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Cracking Under Pressure

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On January 7, Rose Coe’s Civil Engineering class began determining the appropriate water pressure for a house. When it’s all said and done, they will be able to create a water distribution system.

“It’s not difficult, but there is a bit of work you have to do. You have to make sure you’re doing all the right steps, and paying attention,” 11th grader David Fleishe said.

All information given will later help the class with their calculations. There is only one formula, but it needs to be used correctly.

11th grader William Rith mentioned that “determining the water pressure in the house [is] pretty easy. All you have to do is find the variables and you input the numbers. Remembering the formula helps a lot too.”

Being ready for the amount of work required for this project is time consuming. Most kids don’t know if they’re prepared for that.

“Currently, we are just going through the basics. I think I’ll be fine dealing with all the stuff, as long as it all is about the same calculations,” Rith said.

Even determining the correct water pressure can give students their ‘Ah-Ha’ moment. They get excited and they have even more fun.

“It’s pretty fun to logic your way through and find out your ah-ha moment when you get it right. Me being pretty good at calculations, I think that helps too,” said Fleisher.

The project shouldn’t be stressful for anyone. All the students need to do is pay attention, and use their math and formula correctly.

“Knowing where to put the numbers and stuff is all you really have to know. As long as you don’t make a huge mistake everything should be plug in ready,” said 11th grader Shad NDoumy.

Determining water pressure in a house to be able to create a water distribution system is a project where you need to put all your attention into it. The project is very focused and fun at the same time. You don’t have to remember a whole lot, just remember the formula, and you’ll relieve plenty of pressure from your shoulders.

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