Danvers:Danvers High School Engineering and Architecture Technology teacher, Bill Travers, examines an air structure created by several students in his class. Student teams of 3 or 4 were given a plastic sheet and assigned to
create the tallest possible structure that is supported by air. The
inflatable structure had to be wide enough so that the team could
stand inside and use only the pneumatic power of a window fan.
All structures have a 4ÕX8Õ base and range in height between 9 and 14
feet. The project involved the application of the design process,
architectural drawings and a research paper.
Photo by Deborah Parker/Salem News Wednesday, March 11, 2009