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Create your own design activity in seven steps.
A selection from Science and Children—October 2014
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I really like this article because it helps future educators like myself understand how to establish engineering design tasks in the classroom. What I like most about engineering design tasks is that it's a student-centered approach that starts off with a problem that needs to be solved rather than the teacher-centered approach that poses a question that students need to answer. Engineering design enables students to think critically and make real-world connections that combine math and science to solve a problem. This is a great resource that provides step-by-step instructions on how to implement in your curriculum and make learning fun and exciting. With this article, I will be able to better address student learning and create a solid framework to implement in my future classroom.
Great article when looking to develop an engineering unit or lesson. The only thing I wished this article included was a practical application to the traditional concept of engineering more linked with technology (but this is my personal preference). Overall, it did a great job of leading me through the steps and telling me what to consider!
With engineering design used more often in the elementary grades, teachers sometimes need to develop their own plans to do so. This article describes in detail how to think and plan the steps of an engineering design idea. With an engineering design task the teacher needs to start with a problem to be solved and take it from there. This article is very clear to follow and gives excellent details for a teacher to follow.
Betty Paulsell (Kansas City, MO)
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