STEM Challenges, Engineering Design Posters, Activities, and Journal

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2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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Teach your kiddos to become problem solvers as you introduce STEM into your classroom through the Engineering Design Process! This set of 7 Engineering Design Process posters and accompanying Engineer’s Journal pages and 8 engineering design challenges are based on the engineering design process used by NASA. The posters are a great visual reminder to place in your classroom to help students remember each of the six stages in the engineering design process. You also have smaller copies and engineering notebook journal pages for students to keep in their Engineering Design notebooks! The journal pages can be used with the 8 engineering design challenges included or any other engineering design challenge.


• a poster which includes all the steps in the engineering design process – available in two sizes and both color and black and white

• six individual posters for each of the 6 steps. The posters are available in both color and black and white.

• An Engineer’s Journal Cover page and 9 journal pages with questions to go along with any engineering design challenge. If you want smaller posters, you can print them 2 to a page.

• 8 fun introductory engineering design challenges.

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Engineering is EVERYWHERE! Almost everything we eat, wear, ride, or use has been touched by an engineer who designed, created, or modified it in some way. Think about it! Just look around and see if you can find something that has not been affected in some way by an engineer.

Engineering is CREATIVE. I have been teaching creative problem solving since I first began teaching gifted in 1978. To me, engineering is creative problem-solving at its finest. What better way is there to combine creativity with math and science and make it applicable to the real world?

Engineering teaches students to THINK CRITICALLY. The engineering process requires students to use the highest levels of thinking as they Analyze, Create, and Evaluate their designs.

Engineering requires students to WORK IN GROUPS. Gone are the days of working independently. Our kiddos have to learn to work collaboratively.

Engineering teaches PERSISTENCE. Failure is inherent in the engineering design process. Students learn to examine designs that do not work and modify them so they can solve the problem. This may require them to modify their designs and revise them several times.

Engineering is FUN and ENGAGING! In studying about the brain and learning, we know that students remember best information that is fun and engaging. Students love design engineering challenges while learning important science and math concepts at the same time!



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