Engineers Love Pizza, Too!

Help overcome challenges in eating pizza. Scholars work in groups to design a device that assists a physically handicapped person eat pizza. They build a prototype of such a device to test their designs before building. To finish, groups demonstrate their work as a part of their presentations to the rest of the class.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a doctor or engineer to give a presentation on the need for biomedical technology
Classroom Considerations

  • A variety of materials and tools should be available
  • Pupils should have some experience with engineering design
Pros

  • Provides a variety of worksheets for the project such as research questions, a rubric, peer review forms, and an answer key
  • Includes a suggested project schedule to keep groups on task
Cons

  • Idea may not be of interest to some learners
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