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Design your own video game, engineer accident-proof highways, or even develop a new phone app! The Engineering Design Model can be used with all ages and in all subject areas to create a product, system or service. The resource explains all the steps in the design process in detail, and it includes tips for incorporating engineering design in the classroom. Resource links are provided.
Students study weather and define the appropriate dress for various weather patterns. In this weather and clothing lesson, students discuss wearing appropriate clothes for specific weather. Students use the weather board to determine the types of clothes to wear for various weather. Students answer the eight questions of the engineering design process to help select clothes and accessories.
Students analyze the design process and architecture of Ludwig van der Rohe. In this architecture and art analysis lesson, students explore the design process through photographic documentation and architectural plans. Students use primary-source documentation to explore the history of a building and compare and contrast industrial design buildings. Students create plan and elevation views of the classroom.
Students design streamlined packaging designed to reduce waste production. In this waste reduction lesson plan, students view a diagram to introduce the concept of the engineering design process and discuss ways that packaging can be useful. They solve an excess packaging problem by designing a new package.
Inject fun into your math review! Pupils review basic math operations with decimals as well as addition and subtraction with simple fractions. In this number operations lesson, young scholars work in groups to create a game for the math skill they are given. Students share their ideas, decide on one and create the game. This could be used as a cumulative assessment.
Third graders apply the design process by creating a suitable environment for a polar bear relocating to a zoo in Ohio. In this life science lesson, 3rd graders work in groups to state the problem, identify possible solutions, and choose one solution using their knowledge of polar bears' environments.