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STEM - Week Two

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High School STEM

Week 2: April 6-April 10

 STEM Objectives: Students will be able to: 
  • explainengineering. 
  • explain what an Engineer does.
  • determinesteps of engineering. 
  • describe the hallmarks of engineering: make something work then make it work better. 

Lessons and Student Instructions 

Lesson 1:  Watch the videos about Engineering, take notes (Cornell notes if you know them) and answer the questions. 

-OR- 

Read the article “Engineering Basics” and answer the questions. 

 Design Squad Videos and Activities:  

Video 1:  

Design Squad: PVC Kayak 

Activity 1: 

Watercraft (English) (Spanish) 

 

Video 2:   

Design Squad: Cardboard Furniture 

Questions 

What is engineering? 

What does an Engineer do? 

What are the steps of engineering? 

What are the hallmarks of engineering? 

 

Lesson 2:  Choose ONE of the Design Squad Video and Activity Sets.  Watch the video.  Complete the activity, if possible.  

Article: 

Engineering Basics 

 

Activity 2: 

Paper Table (English) (Spanish) 

 

Video 3: 

Design Squad: Backyard Thrill Ride 

Activity 3: 

Zipline (English) (Spanish) 

Extension:  

Design an invention to make an everyday task easier or more automated. Build, test and redesign your invention if possible. 

Vocabulary 

Engineering - Process of improving something or making something new; usually useful or a tool. 

Requirements - What is needed from the tool. 

Constraints - Limits placed upon the engineering project; usually money, time and materials.  

Design - Process of drawing, describing and modeling in engineering. 

Build - Taking the design and making it. 

Testing - Taking the built object and subjecting it to various uses. 

Evaluation - Judging if the new build satisfies the requirements. 

Iteration - Going through the process again and again. 

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