Surface tension

Surfaces tension – The cohesive forces between liquid molecules are responsible for the phenomenon known as surface tension. The molecules at the surface do not have other like molecules on all sides of them and consequently they cohere more strongly to those directly associated with them on the surface. This forms a surface “film” which makes it more difficult to move an object through the surface than to move it when it is completely submersed. Surface Tension Bascic Concepts – Flash animation “floating” – Only objects lighter than water can float. This insects is prevented from sinking because of surface … Continue reading Surface tension

Statue of Liberty

In addition to being a great inspiration and a symbol of freedom and life in a new land, the Statue of Liberty is an example of an engineering challenge in the late 1800s. The lady with the lamp Video: Modern Marvels The Statue of Liberty (45 minutes) describes the engineering that went into the design, construction and restoration over more than 100 years. The Statue of Liberty stands on a small island in New York harbor on a specially-build pedestal. The statue was a gift from the people of France. The sculpture is so big that the French artist Frederic … Continue reading Statue of Liberty


Engineering 101~Pop-Up Book! – High Tech Middle Chula Vista In your own words, define what engineering is. What are the specializations within this field of engineering and what do they involve?mProvide a minimum of 10 everyday items/things that these types… … Continue reading stories

Digital animation

Computer engineers, in conjunction with animators, have created special effects in movies such as “Jurassic Park,” “Forrest Gump,” and “Interview with the Vampire”. Through “morphing” technology, images are digitally mastered to appear realistic. — Fun and Exciting Facts About Engineering Continue reading Digital animation

Ferris Wheel

The Ferris Wheel is considered one of the greatest engineering wonders in the world. The first Ferris Wheel was created by Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania engineer, George W. Ferris, in 1893. The wheel is supported by two 140-foot steel towers and connected by a 45-foot axle — the largest single piece of forged steel ever made at that time. — Fun and Exciting Facts About Engineering Continue reading Ferris Wheel


The launch and return of spacecraft, from the Apollo to the Shuttle, is a monumental engineering triumph. The space program has greatly expanded the world’s knowledge base. The technological advancement by engineers in energy, communications, materials, structures, and computers, have made space travel possible. — Fun and Exciting Facts About Engineering Continue reading Spacecraft