This is a February or Valentine’s Day Engineering Design Process activity that can be paired with the book Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco if you would like a literature link to the activity.
This pack includes:
• A lesson/activity outline or lesson plan
• A Materials List
• An Engineering Design poster that can be projected or printed off and displayed
• An Engineering Group Chart (Editable)
• Engineer Planning Page
• Challenge Rules Page
• 9 different Award Designs
In this activity the students are given gummy hearts and toothpicks and are asked to create something with the objects. The students are asked to ask, imagine, plan, create, improve, and present throughout this process. The students move through the Engineering Design Process as they create and design their inventions or creations. Students present their creations and are awarded for their efforts. This is the perfect February or Valentine’s Day STEM activity to get students problem solving and creating.