Overview:Students work in groups to design solutions to for an egg-drop experiment. They will use an iterative process to test and modify their solutions.
Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem withsufficientprecision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.
Social and Emotional Learning
Identify and apply ways to persevere or overcome barriers through alternative methods to achieve one’s goals
Utilize positive communication and social skills to interact effectively with others
Develop resilience and perseverance when approaching CS and CT learning experiences, build comfort with ambiguity and open-ended problems, and see failure as an opportunity to learn and innovate.
Decompose problems and subproblems into parts to facilitate the design, implementation, and review of programs
Seek and incorporate feedback from team members and users to refine a solution that meets user needs.