EiE Video Snippets: Engineering Habits of Mind

Children who develop engineering habits of mind . . .

consider problems in context.

Young engineers consider solutions as they relate to real-world problems. They evaluate their designs with the client in mind.

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

Young engineers love hearing stories about other children trying to solve problems.

On a planet with an atmosphere thinner than Earth’s, a parachute will fall quickly. How do you design a parachute that falls slowly?

To choose a site for a bridge, apply what you know about rivers, streambanks, the qualities of soil . . . and people!

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