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Engineering is Elementary. N. Eric Heiselt Director, K-12 Outreach, BCoE , MSU Shaun Cooper BCoE Outreach Programs. What is Engineering?. What does Engineering look like? What do Engineers do? Advance Ideas Put Science into reality Apply mathematics to reality Make Life Better

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engineering is elementary

Engineering is Elementary

N. Eric Heiselt

Director, K-12 Outreach, BCoE, MSU

Shaun Cooper

BCoE Outreach Programs

what is engineering
What is Engineering?
  • What does Engineering look like?
  • What do Engineers do?
    • Advance Ideas
    • Put Science into reality
    • Apply mathematics to reality
    • Make Life Better
    • Create solutions to problems
engineering design process
Engineering Design Process

Ask

Imagine

Improve

Plan

Create

engineering in the classroom
Engineering in the Classroom
  • How can this apply?
    • Don’t want to add to my already overburdened day
    • Cost is an issue
    • Know-how
create a critter
Create a Critter
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Problem-solving
  • Artistic nature and motor-skills
  • Synthesis of comparative anatomy and differentiation.
supplies
Supplies
  • Other supplies for the classroom
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Extra strips
  • Extra fasteners
  • Feathers,
  • Google eyes

Group

  • File Folder
  • Paper
  • 5 Poster board strips

(3 cm x 22 cm)

  • 12 brass fasteners
  • Scotch tape
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Design Challenge Card
create a critter design challenge
Create a Critter Design Challenge
  • Ask: Can you team create a critter that uses at least two different types of mechanisms for movement?
  • Imagine:Discuss what your critter might look like. Be sure to listen to everyone on your team.
  • Plan:Use the pencil and paper to draw a critter, using at least one idea from each person on your team. Decide which parts of the critter will move.
  • Create:Once you have a plan. Collect your supplies. Create your critter.
  • Improve:Do your moving mechanisms work the way you wanted? Do you need to make any improvements? Work together to find solutions.