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Explore the Engineering Design Process and participate in hands-on inquiry activities. Design and build your own solution to a real-world problem. Units include: Designing Bridges, Designing Alarm Circuits, Designing Windmills, and more.
Major Concepts To Be Explored:
- What is the Engineering Design Process?
- What different jobs or careers are done by engineers?
- How can the Engineering Design Process be used to solve real world problems?
Varies by unit
Goals of the Workshop:
To introduce students to the Engineering Design Process and how it can be used to solve real world problems.
Students will be able to:
- Understand the Engineering Design Process
- Understand the work of different types of engineers
- Use the Engineering Design Process to solve a problem
Methods and Activities:
- Students will learn the definitions of engineering and technology through hands-on exploration
- Students will read a story about a student who has to solve a problem
- Students will explore the steps of the Engineering Design Process
- Students will learn about the type of engineering that is modeled in the story through an applicable hands-on activity
- Students will use the Engineering Design Process to plan, design, and create a solution to a similar problem that is in the story
- Students will use the “improve” step in the Engineering Design Process to make pertinent changes to their solution
Engineering, Technology, Engineering Design Process
- Teaching/presentation space must be accessible via wheeled cart.
- Large room with tables for students to work in small groups (approx. 2-4 students/group).
- Access to water.
- Access to electricity.
- Approximate set-up time is 30 min.
- Approximate clean-up time is 30 min.
- Secure storage location for materials if left overnight.
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- Grades K - 5
- Duration: 6 one-hour sessions
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- Maximum 25 students
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