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Elementary School Standards-Based Engineering Design Process
February 7, 2008
 
A flow diagram outlining six steps for the K-4 engineering design process


1. State the Problem:
-Explain the problem
-Explain the guidelines
-Set goals or desired results (teacher explanation)

2. Generate Ideas:
-Brainstorm with others
-Read books
-Search the Internet

3. Select a Solution:
-Sketches
-Trial and error

4. Build the Item:
-Use resources

5. Evaluate:
-Test, revise; test, revise
-Make adjustments/changes
-Improve

6. Present Results:
-Verbal explanations
-Share models

 

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