Ms. Smith’s Engineers!

Posted by Allyson Greene at 3/23/2010 8:00:00 AM

The Engineering Design Process…A Way of Understanding and Making Change…..

Ms. Smith's Engineers!Engineering

Students in Ms. Smith’s class experienced the Engineering Design Process with the Solar Energy Race Challenge! Students had to use teamwork to develop a plan and create a method in which to melt an ice cube within 10 minutes! With careful planning and excellent teamwork skills, these students were successful in this challenge! Furthermore, we were able to brainstorm ways in which their designs could be improved for better results! This was a great example of how kids are great engineers!

Plan

Plan

Design

It looks like a great plan!

Planning

Team planning

Build

Building the plan

building checking

Building and checking our plan…are we following what we decided to try to do?

testing

A group of engineers testing their design…can they get the ice to melt?

testing

Another group testing their design

results

Looking at some results….