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Teamwork in Cookie Design Packaging

Youth work in small teams to develop cookie packaging during an engineering activity in an afterschool program. See how the educator supports youth in working together as a team.

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Developing Engineering Identity While Designing Cookie Packaging

See how an experienced educator identifies and demonstrates explicit strategies to support youth in developing their identity as engineers during an engineering design activity where youth create packaging to keep cookies from being broken.

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Using Math in Cookie Package Design

This engineering activity integrates math into a cookie package design challenge. See how you can encourage youth to use their mathematical knowledge to inform their design decisions.

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Learning Blast: Balance Criteria and Constraints

Engineers identify criteria and constraints, using trade-offs to balance competing factors.

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Learning Blast: Apply Math and Science Knowledge

Engineers use knowledge of science, math, and other areas in all phases of the engineering design process.

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Balancing Criteria and Constraints

Engineering Design Challenge: Bear Chair

Apply the engineering design process as you design a chair for a favorite stuffed animal or toy.

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Designing Unique Balloon-Powered Vehicles

Engineers think innovatively to envision multiple possible solutions to open-ended problems. Youth apply this practice as they design unique balloon-powered vehicles.

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Balance Criteria and Constraints that Require Trade-offs

Engineers make trade-offs to balance competing factors as they solve problems. As youth create enrichment toys for zoo animals, they balance the animals’ safety with keeping them engaged.