Materials List: Design Step 7:
Improve and Redesign/Manufacture a Product

Each group needs:

  • graphing paper
  • pencils
  • rulers
  • sticky notes
  • Evaluation Rubric, for group to see and teacher to fill out

Materials and tools for the entire class to share will vary, depending on the project topic. Suggestions:

  • foam core
  • balsa wood
  • plywood
  • sheet plastic
  • cardstock
  • wooden or metal dowels
  • craft utility knives
  • rulers (if using utility knives, metal-edge rulers work best)
  • cutting surface, such as plastic board, kitchen cutting board or back of newsprint pad
  • hot glue and hot glue gun
  • epoxy (if binding metal or plastic)
  • scrap materials (have students scavenge or ask for donations)
  • hardware (nuts, bolts, screws, hinges, fasteners, wire)
  • machining tools (drills, saws, sanders)
  • (optional) overhead projector with transparencies of Types of Engineering Drawings, Engineering Drawing Components and Evaluation Rubric