Engineer and Design an Apple Basket!
Make learning fun with this Apple STEM activity in which students design and create an Apple basket to hold as many Apples as possible! Perfect for Johnny Appleseed Day and for a Fall Party!
The Engineering Design Process:
Students plan, design, and execute their own ideas. They follow the six step Engineering Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, Experiment, Improve. After they have completed their activity, there is time for reflection on what worked and what didn't.
Aligns with the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards).
ALIGNS TO NGSS
K-2-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how
the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given
K-2-ETS1-3 Engineering Design
Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.
3-5-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
Generate and compare multiple solutions to a problem based on
how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the
3-5-ETS1-3 Engineering Design
Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.