Design a Shoe

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If the shoe  doesn't fit, design a new one. Discovery Education challenges pupils to put the engineering process in action by designing a shoe. Groups design and build a shoe prototype based upon the client constraints outlined in the materials. Handouts are provided to aid in the design process.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create hand drawings for the shoe design
  • Research shoe design and manufacturing processes
Classroom Considerations

  • Building the prototype requires an extensive list of materials
  • Calculating the impact of the shoe may be difficult for some

  • Activity is created for groups and is a very collaborative exercise
  • Includes career awareness for those interested in engineering

  • Using CAD software may not be feasible
  • The prototype may not hold up not because of poor design