Design Elements and Process Teacher Resources
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Using the Engineering Design Process to Dress for the Weather
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.
K Technology & Engineering 4 Views 16 Downloads
The Engineering Design Process
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.
6th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 38 Views 176 Downloads
Toxic Popcorn Design Challenge
Engineering enthusiasts are sure to explode in understanding as they practice the engineering design process (EDP). A container of "toxic popcorn" is placed in the classroom. Teams must work together to devise a method for removing it safely.
3rd - 12th Science 65 Views 45 Downloads
A New Place for Polar Bear
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.
3rd Science 3 Views 52 Downloads
Invent a Backscratcher from Everyday Materials
Students explore the design process. They discuss why new products are made, examine backscratchers brought in from home and discuss why it is a useful device, and working with a partner draw and construct a backscratcher.
K - 2nd Technology & Engineering 5 Views 4 Downloads
Statue Display Tower
Sometimes engineering problems that seem easy prove to be more challenging than imagined. Present your class with the challenge to build a functional display tower to support a statue using only the supplies available in class while meeting criteria, cost, and constraints.
2nd - 12th Science 8 Views 8 Downloads
Challenge young learners to cut the clutter with this fun engineering project. As employees of a home and office supply company, young engineers are asked to develop devices that organize everyday items. After participating in a mini-lesson on categorization, students work through the steps of the engineering design process in small groups, eventually creating a prototype of their product.
5th - 8th Technology & Engineering 10 Views 9 Downloads
The Design Process: Paper-Cutting
High schoolers identify the goals of the project, create possible solutions to the challenges and work on their ideas until they evolve to the point of completion. They produce models and designs of their solutions and assess their proposal and grade the quality of the solutions proposed.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 2 Downloads
New Review Memories of the Past
Explore contemporary American Indian art. After viewing a set of images, class members discuss the design elements of techniques present, as well as how these artists represent history and culture. Learners examine the parfleche and create their own versions that reflect their own traditions and cultural histories.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Hot Problem Solving
Students follow the steps of the engineering design process to meet the challenge of getting their entire class from one location on the playground to the sidewalk without touching the ground between. The class develops a well thought-out plan while following the steps of the engineering design process.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
The challenge: Make the tallest skyscraper you can that can also hold a filled water bottle. Oh man, that sounds tough! Lucky for you, you teach some super smart kids that love to build. In teams of four or five, the class sets out to construct a strong and tall structure out of specific materials.
5th - 12th Science 23 Views 44 Downloads
The Saturday Morning Superhero:
Learners explore the concept of engineering design. In this engineering design process instructional activity, students read The Saturday Morning Superhero and discuss the problem solving steps that the main character encounters as he creates a superhero costume
K - 1st Science 3 Views 16 Downloads
Redesigning Product Packaging
Young scholars apply the design process to solve a packaging problem. After examining the materials used in the packaging of everyday products, students gather and analyze information about a specific product. They create a new design for the product and generate a written report that incorporates the suggested changes for the product.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads