Engineering in the classroom offers an engaging way for students to directly apply science, technology, math and art skills within a real world context. In my classroom, students use a design notebook as they engineer. Using a design notebook provides a place for students to develop their thinking and deepen the connections they are making. It also provides an avenue for communicating ideas to their teachers and peers. Use of a design notebook to document thinking can be very powerful in all subject areas. Students are more likely to tackle problems with a fresh approach and a desire to persevere.
What is included:
•Engineering Design Notebook- 2 versions
•Design Process Template
•Grading & Self-evaluation checklist
•Design Book Exemplar
Meets the NGSS 3rd grade through 5th grade Engineering Design Standards!
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want
that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on
materials, time or cost.
Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a
problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria
and constraints of the problem.
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.
Visit our blog, YouCan2Musings
, to see a post about one way to use this product. Your students can design and create a Father’s Day gift using the design process and upcycling! Check it out!
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Fritzi & Shauna