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Engineering Towers | Elementary School Educator Curriculum

Brainstorm

Using experience to inform design, explore modifications and learned experiences in building towers.

Reflect on the process and lessons completed to get to the end. How are each component related and how do they form a cohesive, reproducible approach? Learners will take away a strong appreciation of STEAM.

OBJECTIVE: Learners will complete brainstorming on the design process and iterations of their designs.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Use the handouts to guide a reflection on how the project has aided your understanding.
  2. Reflect on materials, art, science, engineering and how they inform one another.

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:

  • How does our understanding of the materials we have to work with help us design better solutions?
  • What are you still curious about?
  • What questions about matter and building with matter do you have now?

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