What is an engineer? How do engineers solve problems? Why do engineers use The Engineering Design Process to solve problems? These are some of the questions students explore in The Discovery Program’s enrichment unit about The Engineering Design Process! Students learn that like engineers, they are problem solvers, organizers, designers, creators, innovators, and communicators.
Students follow The Engineering Design Process to consider the problem and constraints, brainstorm ideas, choose an idea, sketch a plan, create a prototype aligned with their plans, test its functionality, evaluate successes and flaws, and make improvements. Engineering teams reflect on successes, obstacles, originality, and similarities and differences amongst the devices, as well as possible areas for improvement. Students enjoy teaming up in Discovery to be creative, innovative, and deep thinkers about the problem they needed to solve!
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