Engineer HVAC

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Engineer HVAC

Kyle Taylor, Writer

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At Bob Jones High School, the students and faculty celebrate Career Month in the month of February. During this month, the faculty tries to get the students to start thinking about their future after high school and college.

One of the activities that some of the students participated in was a project on building an HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system. They only dif this project in the Principles of Engineering classes taught by Mrs. Gaines or Mr. Raper.

The students were provided with manilla folders, and were told to build a house with the folders. Then they are told to build a HVAC system with Legos.  The teachers put the house under lights and the house will get hot; that’s where the HVAC comes in to play. The teachers give the students dry ice and they use the HVAC to blow the vapors from dry ice through the HVAC. The group that cools their house down the most is the winner.

When asked how this project helped the students get ready for the engineering world, Mr. Raper replied, “A mechanical engineer and myself sat down and decided on what project that would help the students see what the mechanical world is actually like. So we came up with building a HVAC system.”

“The HVAC project was very interesting and challenging. I enjoyed it alot.” said Luke Rise when asked what he thought about the HVAC project.

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