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3-5 ETS1-1 Engineering Design Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.

Objective: I will generate and compare possible solutions to a problem by utilizing the Engineering Design Process steps.

What is an Engineer?

THINK!

What are some important things that we need to consider when building something?

Design Process

Bridge Building Background...Things to consider

Some Ideas...

The Challenge...Build the strongest and most aesthetically pleasing bridge that will hold up at least 1 pound of weight and is at least 1 foot in length.

Materials: 1 yard of masking tape, 25 Popsicle sticks, ruler (1 foot long bridge), weights

Discussion

1. What things did you consider when building your bridge?

2. What made this activity challenging?

3. If you could do it again, what would you do differently? Why?

Objective: I will generate and compare possible solutions to a problem by utilizing the engineering design process steps.

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Monique Preciado
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Created with images by joyceliu78 - "golden gate bridge san francisco suspension bridge" • Pexels - "light light bulb brick" • JamesDeMers - "bridge japanese garden arch" • sl-fotografie - "hdr bridge emden germany" • Pexels - "architecture bridge cloud formation" • PublicDomainPictures - "sunset dusk twilight" • Pexels - "bridge clouds design" • MichaelGaida - "skyline architecture city view"

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