Engineering Design Process: A Makerspace Lesson & Cooperative Group Activity

Engineering Design Process: A Makerspace Lesson & Cooperative Group Activity
Engineering Design Process: A Makerspace Lesson & Cooperative Group Activity
Engineering Design Process: A Makerspace Lesson & Cooperative Group Activity
Engineering Design Process: A Makerspace Lesson & Cooperative Group Activity
Engineering Design Process: A Makerspace Lesson & Cooperative Group Activity
Engineering Design Process: A Makerspace Lesson & Cooperative Group Activity
Engineering Design Process: A Makerspace Lesson & Cooperative Group Activity
Engineering Design Process: A Makerspace Lesson & Cooperative Group Activity
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This lesson, designed for upper elementary/middle grade students, introduces the Engineering Design Process. Students practice 21st century skills of critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration, as they design and make letters for a classroom sign. This is a wonderful activity to start the school year. It not only helps them understand the Engineering Design Process, but it gets them working together. This is the first in a series of Makerspace lessons.

Included in this product are:
• PowerPoint lesson introducing the Engineering Design Process (22 pages) 

• Script/directions for the lesson 

• Information Sheet with Overview, Objectives, Materials, Process, and approximate 
time needed for each part of the lesson 

• Engineering Design Process worksheet for each cooperative group

Lesson Overview
• What is a Makerspace? 

• Introduction to the Engineering Process 

• Group Activity – Creating a letter for the Makerspace 

• Evaluate and share products 


Objectives: The students will: 

• Learn about the engineering design process. 

• Use the engineering design process and work collaboratively to create a unique letter for our makerspace sign. 


This product was created by Mary Kay Erben and was designed for use in a single classroom. Copying any part of this product and/or placing it on the Internet is strictly forbidden and is a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

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31 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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