Defining a Problem

Scholars may think they face big problems, but not like the problems engineers face. During this episode, the first step of the engineering process, define the process, is examined through a hypothetical scenario that invites learners to ponder how to get across a deep canyon. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create a flipped classroom assignment by having scholars view at home, prior to the day the subject will be discussed in class 
  • Take time to search the school library, or on mobile learning devices, for information about engineers and the products they have designed
Classroom Considerations

  • This is the third video in a series of 17 about engineering and the process used to problem solve
Pros

  • The video grabs pupils' attention through cartoon graphics, sound effects, and humorous dialogue
  • Aligns with Next Generation Science Standards
Cons

  • The host speaks rather quickly which may be challenging for learners taking notes or answering questions