Assembly Required and the Design Process Too!

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An engineering design lesson plan contains connected activities as a capstone engineering project. The activities revolve around the principle of improving an existing object and designing the manufacturing process in order to do so. The engineering teams develop a presentation and a technical manual for the manufacturing process.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Introduce the eight activities where they appear in the lesson
  • Have invited guests determine whether they would be willing to invest in the design presented to them
Classroom Considerations

  • The activity is designed for a course that includes several advanced engineering concepts and processes

  • The end of the document contains samples to make expectations clearer
  • Teacher notes at the beginning provide detailed explanations of the activities and the required materials

  • The page breaks for the activity pages are off and cause a single page to be carried over to two pages