How did engineers at Apple™ invent the amazing iPhone®? Or, how did engineers at Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ invent fantastic devices for listening to music? In both cases... ...more
How did engineers at Apple™ invent the amazing iPhone®? Or, how did engineers at Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ invent fantastic devices for listening to music? In both cases, engineers recognized consumer needs, conducted research and designed and re-designed products to fit those needs. This comprehensive unit combines research with creativity to teach students how the engineering design loop is necessary to bring innovative engineering projects from ideas to reality. By following the steps of this design process, students learn the power of doing via hands-on, creative engineering. Taught individually through six unique activities, or as a semester-long unit, students practice all steps of the design loop and learn the value of brainstorming, problem-solving and working within constraints. Student teams research and solve various project challenges, all while experiencing the different design stages. From identifying the need in the early stages to marketing a product in the final stages of product implementation, this unit provides high school students with a clear grasp of the impact of engineering on our everyday lives. ...less
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