The usual topics in this unit are:
internal combustion engine: http://questgarden.com/81/18/9/090504103403/index.htm
psychrometrics: the best chart ever and how it is used
surveying: the transit and theodolite, maps of the earth, Buckminster Fuller (we have survey equipment to try out)
PV=nRT: the best party small-talk equation to know and dimensional analysis
and topics that you suggest.
On Monday/Tuesday, we will form small groups based on interest to research the topic, answer specific questions, and direct a class activity. I will meet with each group to go over the specifics that I want you to include in your presentation on Friday/Monday.