STEM is a great way to encourage higher order thinking skills, spatial awareness and collaboration. This project is easy to set up and allows a multitude of solutions. Extension activities are included.
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Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.
Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.