EiE Video Snippets: NGSS Science and Engineering Practices

Practice 8: Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information

Young engineers communicate their ideas clearly and persuasively, verbally and in written forms through texts, models, and symbols. They evaluate information and apply it usefully.

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What makes the best mortar for a wall? Students reflect on their testing of some materials and their properties.  

When everyone shares their ideas with the team, you may be able to combine those ideas and find an even better solution.

It’s important to consider the properties of magnets when you’re building a model maglev train.

Using math as a way to evaluate solutions and guide decision making is a hallmark of engineering.

Struggling with new ideas encourages students to explain their reasoning.

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

To prepare for an engineering challenge, students explore and describe material properties.