Lesson Plans

THE CHALLENGE: Helping Others

Content: Engineering Design Process
Theme: Helping Others

In this challenge, students experience firsthand how engineers solve problems to help improve people's lives and make the world a better place.

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Show students that engineering can help fulfill wishes or solve problems by seeing how it is done on DESIGN SQUAD. Then have them build a project that assists someone to do a physical task.


During this "At Home" challenge, students will interview friends or family to identify a problem, and then create a prototype to help solve it.


Once all of the prototypes have been shared, students will discuss elements that could improve upon their design. Then, students will see how the teams on DESIGN SQUAD used engineering and the design process build specialized prostheses for an underwater dance performance.