Consider Real World Problems

Learn how engineers design solutions to real-world problems. They take into consideration the context, background information, needs of the client, and the implication of possible solutions.

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Learning Blast: Consider Real-World Problems

Coming Fall 2022


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Linking My Experiences to Societal Needs

Watch as Gauri, the frontline staff member, helps the youth connect the activity to prior knowledge, experiences and societal needs and strategize how you might do this as well.

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Presenting a Challenge

Watch as staff engage youth in an engineering design challenge to build their own roller coaster. Notice how staff connect the challenge to youth’s feelings and experiences with roller coasters.

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Design and Test

Participants will use “What-If” cards in order to help youth engage in engineering design practices like using criteria and constraints, facing a failed test, and redesign.

Want to learn more about another practice for developing an engineering mindset?

Check out the resources available for Apply Math and Science.

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