Overview and Time Arrangement
Within the engineering design module, students investigate, experiment with and use the engineering design process. Students are first provided with an overview of engineering design best practices and are provided with background knowledge and situational context to experiment with different applications of this process. Students further the knowledge they have acquired in the previous two units by combining their experience in biotech and mechanical domains within engineering design frameworks. Students are finally arranged into groups and tasked with evaluating the implementation of the engineering design process into solutions that they have designed around different selected issues.
This module is arranged into 6 different lessons of 50 minutes each. The last lesson is an open create project in which groups of students rate different engineering solutions according to frameworks set in the engineering design process. This lesson may be tailored to the time length available to the educator.
- What is the engineering design process and how is it related to items that I am familiar with?
- What are the essential concepts of prototypes, 3D printing and manufacturing that must be considered in the creation of a new product?
- How do I collaboratively evaluation solutions to a real world problem according to the criteria of the engineering design process?
By the end of these lessons, students should be able to identify the major factors of the engineering design process and have multiple opportunities to use that framework around different provided and student identified solutions. The deeper understanding of the design process through these methods will allow students to develop a strong critical framework to evaluate different solutions to future problems in an iterative and collaborative fashion. This process is intended to prepare students to prepare for submitting a creative solution to your engineering solution in the NeuroMaker Creative Challenge.
- Lectures 6
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 6 hours
- Skill level Grades 6-12
- Language English
- Students 52
- Assessments Yes
The Engineering Design Process
Students gain a firm understanding of the engineering design process
Engineering Design Elements
Students put their skills to the test by designing their own version of the prosthetic hand