Inventors: An Engineering Workshop

One Extra Degree
Grade Levels
1st - 4th
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77 pages
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A great STEM project! Simulate what real engineers do!

This 77 page unit is a different take on the more traditional Inventors unit. It takes kids through the Engineering Design Process as they complete a Whatchamacallit Workshop and create an invention. It teaches them about patents and helps them address inventing as a way to solve problems. Engage your students with a simple machine sorting game, a Talk Show presentation, and other fun activities included in the bundle! It is a great supplemental resource to add to any engineering unit or simple machines unit.

What's Included:
Mistakes That Worked Reflection Sheet
Official Engineer Badges
Whatchamacallit Workshop Letter
Whatchamacallit Scrounge List
Whatchamacallit Examples
Whatchamacallit Brainstorming
Chat and Go! Discussion Resource
Inventor's Notepad
The Engineering Design Process Booklet
Start, Stop, Save! Graphic Organizer
Using Objects Creatively
Invention Task Cards (Group Work)
Bright Ideas Organizer
Problem Solvers Organizer
Advertisement Directions
The Name Game: Inventor Acrostic
Patent Protection
Simple Machines Review Sort (with key)
Cootie Catchers Assembly Line
Engineering Star Vocabulary Game
Blank BW Vocabulary Strips
Acknowledgements and Credits

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Materials are intended for personal use in one classroom only. For use in multiple classrooms, please purchase additional licenses.
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