Lesson Plan

Dispenser Designs

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After reading about the history of tape dispensers, learners compare and contrast different dispenser designs. Next, teams work within budgetary and time constraints to design a better dispenser. When finished, each engineer reflects on the experience and answers some evaluation questions. 

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  • Includes real-world constraints such as money, materials, and time
  • Creates positive interdependence within a group, as they are competing against each other 
  • Go through the engineering design process with your middle schoolers or high schoolers
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