Engage your students with an engineering design challenge. This activity provides a simple yet comprehensive introduction to the engineering design process.
STEM challenge / engineering challenge #1: I am so excited to share my first (of many) Engineering Design Challenges! This STEM activity provides a great introduction to the Engineering Design Process. I will be designing these challenges to use common items you likely already have in your classroom or can easily obtain. Materials needed for this challenge: paper, tape, string or yarn, paper towel rolls, etc. The materials are ultimately up to you; use what you have! This activity is appropriate for grades 2 and up; increase difficulty by placing limits on the design constraints (materials, size, etc.).
Intro to Engineering for Elementary Students (teacher guide to facilitate the discussion)
Detailed preparation suggestions to plan for before, during, and after the challenge (1 page)
Warm-up Activity (1 page)
Engineering Design Challenge Book (10 pages, takes you through each phase of the EDP)
Engineering Design Challenge Worksheets (2 pages, same as booklet but for upper grades or to save paper print front/back)
Follow-up Activity (1 page)
Performance Rubric (1 page)
Junior Engineer Certificates of Completion (color and black and white both included)
Please Note: You do not have to purchase my engineering design challenges in order. They are all self-contained. If you purchase this one first, you can purchase any of the other add on packs (see below) for more challenges!
Disclaimer: I have done my best to keep these as safe as possible. However, please make sure that you do your own due diligence when performing any STEM challenge. Adult supervision is necessary. Please use care, caution, and your best judgement when performing any STEM challenge, engineering challenge, or science experiment. The seller disclaims all liability for any damage or injury which might arise from the use of any of these projects.