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Teaching students to use the basic engineering design process gives them tools to become independent problem solvers! Use this bright visual as a poster and/or handout for your young engineers. Great to use with STEM challenges! There will be more STEM resources to come.

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Using the design process

Design Process. Design process is a series of steps that you go through in developing an idea or product. They (usually) include: Identify a problem, Gather information, Propose solutions, Choose the best idea, Test the idea, Evaluate and Communicate. There are many different versions, no set list covers all the ways people interpret the Design Process. As you get more familiar with the use of the process, you tend to skip around inside it as your project needs dictate.

Free interactive flip book to plan out every step of the engineering design process. The flip book has a cover page, definition page, and blank student page for each step: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, and Improve.Includes an engineering design process poster.This is created as an accompaniment to my Simple Machines Bundle.

Saving Freddie Students will learn that an engineer solves problems with given constraints and criteria for success. Using the engineering design process, students will work in teams to save Freddie the Gummy Worm. The lesson includes a writing assignment to provide step-by-step instructions to share with other engineers. Grades 6 - 8 Standards - MS-ETS1-1, MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-4, WHST.6-8.2