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Clutter Cutter

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Challenge young learners to cut the clutter with this fun engineering project. As employees of a home and office supply company, young engineers are asked to develop devices that organize everyday items. After participating in a mini-lesson plan on categorization, learners work through the steps of the engineering design process in small groups, eventually creating a prototype of their product. This is a great project that develops the teamwork and problem-solving skills of learners, while potentially adding some organization to the classroom.

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Pros
  • Includes a worksheet that guides learners through the steps of the engineering design process
  • Offers ideas for extending learning about the engineering design process
  • Project engages learners by allowing them to develop creative solutions to a problem
Cons
  • Project requires the teacher to collect and supply to students a wide variety of building materials