Cereal Box Project

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Challenge your class with this fun and engaging engineering design project. The goal, to create a brand new cereal complete with a list of ingredients, a name and logo, and a box to hold it in. Starting with a survey to determine the needs of the target market, students continue on to design possible solutions, build prototypes, and calculate the costs involved in manufacturing their product. This project does require a lot of work, so consider allowing the class to work in pairs or small groups to not only support their success, but to also replicate the cooperative nature of the engineering design process.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Includes all supporting materials for completing the project
  • Provides a rubric for assessing final projects
  • Allows for cross-curricular connections with math, engineering, visual arts, and health/nutrition
Cons

  • Scaffolding required to support learners with choosing ingredients and creating nutrition labels
  • Assumes children know how to make isometric drawings