Wrap up an engineering lesson with a worthwhile project. An engineering design task challenges groups to develop a package for a pharmaceutical company given constraints on the volume. Learners then create a presentation to highlight their creations.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Bring in different types of packages for learners to use in brainstorming ideas
  • Team up with a math teacher for the lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils should be familiar with the two-dimensional nets of prisms
  • Note also that the resource refers to nets as blanks
  • Provides detailed instructions for the lesson, including suggestions for pacing
  • Includes a handout for scholars that describes the problem
  • Video is in German, so instructors may need to find one in English
Common Core