Feb 20, 2015 at 11:25 PM

Doing It Right Avoids Problems

By Kidz Engineering 101

Doing it Right Avoids Problems

The right survey, with the right measurements, provides for accurately detailed maps and the best use of the land.  Gary Salmen, owner of Right Angle Land Survey in Santa Barbara, presented this Land Surveying concept to our elementary students at our summer camp in Santa Barbara, CA. 

 Mr. Salmen and his son Trevis, also an Engineer, brought their surveying equipment and showed how doing math and having outdoor fun can be a career.  The surveying equipment they brought was a prefect tool to show the real-life application of math.  Also, the presentation and timing was just perfect since prior to their presentation, we had discussions and activities on Roman Engineering and Surveying and Archimedes’ principles involving Geometry.

Here's my 1st grade student demonstrating the relationship between radius and diamaeter in algebraic equation.

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Hi Irene, Your presentation was just great! Thank you so much for sharing your expertise and passion. The students were captivated and you stimulated new interest and curiosity. Thank you for your kindness and generosity in sharing your time and talent.
Karen Morse, M.A.
The Knox School of Santa Barbara 1525 Santa Barbara St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 222-0107 www.knoxschoolsb.org