From noticing problems to brainstorming solutions to testing prototypes, making modifications, and marketing a final product, this journal will walk students step-by-step through the engineering design process as it relates to solving a problem for a person, animal, or plant.
Either use the entire journal or use the one pagers to tackle problems in bite-sized chunks. You can also use the “A Star Wars Experience for All” video as inspiration for students to identify and engineer a solution for a problem, just like the children in the video. A detailed lesson plan on our to use the journal coming soon!
If students are trying to engineer an existing model or product, the IDEAS Engineering Journal might be a better fit.
Consider using SCAMPER to help students brainstorm modifications to their prototypes.
(Print DOUBLE-sided and flipped along the SHORT edge. Then, fold the journal in half like a taco and staple twice along the fold.)
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