Work Done, Then Fun?

Work Done, Then Fun? What about both at the same time? My dad has always used this saying to convince my brother and I to...

The Hobbit House

The Hobbit House I joined a group of two after the loss of a friend and classmate in our engineering class after the first semester....

Learning New Tools

I remember being an eighth grader, shadowing MarinSEL and sitting in on the eighth grade information night. During those events we were told that we were probably going to be taking the MarinSEL Engineering class when we became juniors.

Rain or Shine, MSEL Builds On

The weather in California has been unpredictable lately. Nevertheless, MSEL students build on. Enjoying the adventure.

Topping It Off

Our class has had the opportunity to build playhouses in our MSEL engineering class. The playhouse project is unlike any other project that has been enacted before. The process of making the playhouses is similar to building that of a real house, however there is the lack of having to install plumbing, lighting, installation, etc.

Tiptoe

Ink and pen have much less of a place in this classroom than in most others on Terra Linda High School’s campus, the name of the course spilling in sawdust over the transcripts of those lucky enough to be taking a class there. The first time I walked into the engineering woodshop, I was greeted by an strange, almost alien, setting.

The California Academy Of Sciences

I was fortunate enough to be in a group with with my teacher, Ms. Oropallo, and a very enthusiastic tour guide named Marilyn. We were first given background information about the architect and engineer, Renzo Piano. The experienced Italian architect was chosen to develop plans for the building to maximize efficiency and sustainability.

Sustainable Technology

Many popular forms of environmental technology that you may encounter in your daily life are electric cars, solar panels, wind turbines, and sustainable buildings. Scientists are constantly doing research and working on creating “updates” to the technology to help it be more efficient, cheaper and better for the environment.

Wind Power

Wind power is mechanical or electrical power from turbines which extract energy from airflow. Wind power provides an alternative, sustainable source of energy to fossil fuels. Another advantage wind power has over fossil fuels is that it is plentiful, clean and renewable; it also has the ability to be widely distributed while producing little to no greenhouse emissions.

Endangered Animals

Endangered Animals Ever since I was a kid I’ve been fascinated with the diversity of life that Earth contains. I absolutely adored animals. Jane Goodall...

Solar Energy

Solar Energy Solar energy has had a huge impact on the world since it was implemented. It provides essentially free energy upon installment. The sun...

Environmental Law

What is environmental law? Environmental Law has always existed as a fair way of fighting to protect the environment. It is practiced on a case-by-case...

Environmental Building and Design

Environmental Building and Design Environmental building and design has been gaining immense popularity among architects and civil engineers around the globe. It is now not...

Marine Ecosystem and Ocean Pollution

World Wide Fund for Nature. "Marine Problems: Pollution." WWF. World Wide Fund for Nature, n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2015. .Marine Ecosystem and Ocean Pollution What is...

Off the grid living, the next step.

Off the grid living, the next step. In our ever-evolving world, it is important to understand potential benefits of off the grid living. There are...

Biomimicry

Biomimicry Building and engineering creates the man made world that surrounds us. Outside of human made infrastructure and interference, nature has created its own sustainable...

Learning How to Think

Learning How to Think You may have heard teachers tell you at one point or another that school “Teaches you how to learn”, and that...

Life Lessons

Life Lessons As the year drags to a close, I have come to reflect upon this year of learning and experiences. It has been full...

Who Would Have Thought…

Who Would Have Thought... I was never one to try and get dirty. Quite the contrary actually, I hated the dirt, even the...

Not Another Chicken Coop Blog!

Not Another Chicken Coop Blog! Shuffling feet, grunting and groaning, and grudgingly completing the task is all that you would expect to find...