Part of Course: Engineering Technology (Robotics) Model
Unit Overview / Details
Students will learn the steps of the engineering design process to produce a desired result. They will provide design solutions for a variety of problems and will interact with others by working as a team member. The emphasis in this unit will be product design
- 40 Hours
- Define design
- Explain the difference between artistic and engineering design
- List and summarize the common steps in the engineering design process.
- Define product and system design
- Provide design solutions to problems using the design process
- Work cooperatively with others as a team member in the solution of problems using the design process
Career and Technical Education Standards
Lessons in this Unit
In this lesson students get experience in using brainstorming techniques to develop preliminary ideas to solve an engineering problem.
- 1 Class Period - Each Period
- 90 Minutes
Students will interact with the first step in the design process (defining the problem) through an engaging describing pictures activity. Through brief lecture, they will learn what a design statement is and what it is used for. They will be given a sample design statement which is reviewed as a class. Next, they will learn how to create a design statement for a product. They will be given a blank design statement (template) and a product image (or video clip). In groups, they will decide what the design statement may have looked like for that product and fill in the template accordingly. Ideas will be shared with the class. Process can be repeated based on teacher's observations and assessment of the results of the activity.
- 2 Hours
Students will learn the ten steps of the engineering design process. Through video clips, quick-writes and think-pair-share activities, the students will become engaged with the concept and value of engineering design. They will be presented the actual steps of the design process through the window pane strategy and will also be shown an example of the process in motion. They will interact further with the steps and each other through an envelope sort activity. Teacher will assess understanding through observation during these activities and students will demonstrate mastery through a final quiz.
- 3 Class Periods (can be more)
- 165 Minutes