# Engineering Design Process and STEM Challenges Unit for Middle School

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This comprehensive 8 Lesson Unit introduces students to the STEM Concepts of Engineering Design Process through application in specific design challenges guided with teacher instruction.

Students will learn about the steps and stages of the Engineering Design Process and will be able to identify and determine the aspects of each stage within a given problem.

The steps of the Engineering Design Process are presented as following:
-Imagine
-Plan
-Create
-Improve

Students will learn to identify a problem with constraints and limitations, brainstorm solutions, develop a plan, implement the plan, and then evaluate on ways to improve their solution.

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The Engineering Design Process and STEM Challenges Unit for Middle School

This unit is aligned with Common Core Math and Next Generation Science Standards. Beyond basic STEM Concepts and the Engineering Design Process, this unit teaches students about some of the basic components of building structures such as the utilization of self-reinforcing geometric shapes like triangles.

This unit provides:

-Daily Lesson Plans
-Power Point Presentations
-Activities and Assignments
-Printable Worksheets
-Performance Assessment
-Extension Activity on Data Display using Microsoft Excel

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*Updated on 2/23/16 - Included Complete Mini-Unit on Geometric Figures and Shapes to complement lessons on Triangles

8 Lesson Plans

-Triangle Sum
-Constructing Triangles
-Angles in Figures
-Angles in Figures
-Transversals

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Engineering Design Process:

Lesson # 1 - The Index Card Design Challenge
Lesson # 2 – The Steps of the Engineering Design Process
Lesson # 3 – Diagramming the Engineering Design Process
Lesson # 4 – Geometry in Design and Triangle Sum Theorem
Lesson # 5 – The Geometric Attributes of Triangles
Lesson # 6 - The Design Process in Action
Lesson # 7 - Displaying Data using Excel
Lesson # 8 - Performance Assessment

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Total Pages
125 pages
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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