EiE Video Snippets: NGSS Science and Engineering Practices

Practice 6: Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions

Young engineers use the Engineering Design Process to create and evaluate technologies that solve problems.

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

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