EiE Video Snippets: Engineering Habits of Mind

Children who develop engineering habits of mind . . .

construct models and prototypes.

Young engineers develop models of natural or designed systems and use those models to describe, test, and predict behavior.

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Students think critically about the purpose of their design during the Ask step of the Engineering Design Process.

Agricultural engineers use model flowers to test their designs so that real plants are not injured.

How will you know if it’s strong? Let’s use a model to see if our engineering solution will work.

You can’t bring a river into class, build a bridge over it, and cross it to test how strong it is. So what CAN you use for models?

Students take a miniature break from the storybook to discuss what a model is.