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Turn the classic Egg Drop Challenge into a full Engineering & Problem Solving Cycle lesson with this engaging and fun 12 page notebook.
I use this lesson in my computer science class to showcase the problem solving cycle in action. We focus on thoughtful planning, improvement through iteration & prototypes, observation and reflection. I have students complete the first 6 pages individually before joining up with groups of 2-3 to complete the rest of the activity and notebook.
- An 11 page Engineer's Notebook
Page 1: cover
Page 2: problem solving cycle matching activity
Page 3: defining key vocab
Page 4: challenge details
Page 5: brainstorm questions
Page 6: Brainstorm diagram
Page 7: Prototype plan & diagram
Page 8: Second prototype plan & diagram
Page 9: Final plan
Page 10: Observation recording table
Page 11: Final reflection
Page 12: Back cover
- Instructions to print and bind the notebook
- An informative Read To Learn about engineering with questions
- A power point to guide a 45 minute class introducing the challenge and notebook
All resources include an editable file and a PDF.