This is a complete lesson guide to get your primary students engaged in the Engineering & Design Process. The lesson provides instructions and resources in which students use mathematics skills, critical thinking, cooperative learning, and trial and error to enhance their learning…all for real world application! This challenge is structured to cover 1-2 weeks of STEM instruction!
Engagement-Create a spill "crime scene" & give students a real life problem to solve
Design Challenge Guidelines- Outline requirements for successful student designs.
Exploration- Students integrate science and math skills to make observations and take measurements for their designs. Measurement & observation recording sheet included.
Brainstorming- Students use background knowledge to analyze challenge and share ideas.
Planning- Students use budgeting skills and drawings to plan their approach to their first design.
Testing- Students test & reflect on their first design. Reflection template included.
Improving and Retesting-Students attempt to improve their design & retest their model.
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