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  • Core Idea ETS1: Engineering Design

    Book Chapter | October 2016

    The engineering, technology, and applications of science disciplinary core ideas (DCIs) address questions about the ways in which engineers use science to develop solutions, the process of design, and the effects of our…

  • Engineering Design and Open Exploration

    Journal Article | March 2020

    the opportunity to make something of their own design for their own purposes … and share a design that was important to them was the underlying need … problems were beyond their capabilities to solve, and some design features …

  • STEM-ify Me: It’s Elementary! Designing Butterfly Wings

    Journal Article | July 2018

    Disciplinary Core Idea … to help students understand the idea of lift being negative numbers …

  • Animatronic Lions, and Tigers, and Bears Oh! My!

    Journal Article | April 2019

    This column describes creating a classroom culture for engineering. This issue shares information about computational thinking and 3D printing.

  • Authors and Engineers

    Journal Article | February 2019

    how to troubleshoot issues and solve design challenges. For example, one of the prompts … Reverse engineering, used by engineers to design and redesign products … troubleshooting, the process of testing different solutions to solve design …

  • The Sixth E

    Journal Article | March 2020

    to think about their results and design a solution to an identified problem … completed an engineering design process … expectations (2-PS1-1 and 2-PS1-2) occurred and the engineering design process …

  • Cookie Jar Alarms

    Journal Article | October 2019

    This column describes creating a classroom culture for engineering.

  • Improving the Quality of Engineering Design Challenges

    Journal Article | February 2019

    that they overlook the sketching and planning stage. To facilitate this, teach students …

  • Inquiry and Design

    Journal Article | March 2020

    Engineering design … and begin building their designs. As students discuss, design, and build … minimize energy transfer?” or “How is your design informed by particle motion …

  • Integrating Engineering Design in Undergraduate Biology Using a Life Science Design Task

    Journal Article | November 2019

    This study examines the initial integration of engineering design in an introductory preservice elementary biology content course using a life science design task focused on composting.

  • The Soda Can Crusher Challenge

    Journal Article | September 2018

    Introduction to the Engineering Design Process … each other’s design ideas and giving each other feedback … engineering design to the level of scientific inquiry. However, most …

  • Engineering a Model of the Earth as a Water Filter

    Journal Article | October 2018

    the design process. By the end of the session, the students … design in their science notebook. As the students built their water filters … their initial design. Allowing students time and access to materials to test …

  • Designing a Model Shoreline

    Journal Article | March 2020

    ’ turn to design a model. We presented the client and their needs … To design a model shoreline that addresses the problems and is as affordable … goal, students used an engineering design process familiar to them from …

  • How to Design a Performance Task

    Journal Article | March 2019

    Follow a sequence of steps to develop an authentic performance task.

  • Engineering Science Teacher Creativity!

    Journal Article | February 2020

    and distance. Disciplinary Core Idea … They individually designed and sketched more than one idea for a 21st century vehicle … with just a cup and wheels. Our idea was that the air could move through …

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