EiE Video Snippets: Engineering Habits of Mind

Children who develop engineering habits of mind . . .

see themselves as problem solvers.

Young engineers use an engineering design process to help them design solutions to problems.

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You’re going to make a device for pollinating flowers by hand. What will it look like? What materials can you use?

Students feel confident when they know they can use the Engineering Design Process to help them solve problems.

When you use your test results to improve your parachute design, you may see a big improvement in parachute performance.

If you’re going to design a lighting system for a model Egyptian tomb, what do you need to know before you start?

Before you start to design a vehicle that hovers above a magnetic track, what kinds of questions will you ask yourself?

Engineers might prefer one step of the EDP over others, but all are important.

One group learns that imitation is the highest form of flattery.

Engineering in the classroom can help students cope with failure as a learning opportunity.