Warm Up Exercise, December 5 and 6, 2018 (with supplement)

SHORT ESSAY:1 Some people say the wheel is the most important invention in history. Explain why this claim is true or false. In what way would the modern world be different if we didn’t have the wheel?

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION: Only do the supplement below if you are one of the three students who have two engineering classes. Otherwise, do not proceed.

Which is more important to human beings? The wheel or fire? Is fire considered an invention? Explain explain why or why not. Is fire considered a machine? Why not?


  1. Your short essay should be a paragraph or two. “Explain” means to give some logical reasons for your point of view