Unit 3 – Engineering
This unit will cover practical applications of material science in structures and buildings.
The Marshmallow Challenge
Complete the following questions in Microsoft Teams once the challenge has been finished.
- Was there a leader on your team? Who was it and who decided who the leader would be?
- If you had no leader, do you think having designated someone a leader would have helped?
- If you had a leader, how did he/she do?
- How helpful was everyone on your team in challenging the process of building the tallest structure? Did anyone appear to be an expert?
- Did any team members tune out of the activity — out of frustration with other members or for some other reason? What could you have done to keep all members of the group fully engaged?
- Did you feel everyone’s ideas were well received during the activity?
- How did you feel as the time limit was approaching? Did pressure increase? If yes, was that helpful or not?
- In retrospect, what could you have done better?
- Did you celebrate small wins? If yes, how did you do this?
Engineering Cycle of Design
Title: Creating an Engineering Design Cycle Poster
Objective: To create a poster that visually explains the engineering design cycle.
- Research the engineering design cycle and gather information about the different stages involved.
- Sketch out a rough design of your poster, including the different stages of the design cycle and any additional information or graphics you want to include.
- Choose a software tool to create your poster. Some good options include Canva, Adobe Illustrator, or Microsoft PowerPoint. Or draw and colour your poster onto a sheet of paper.
- Create your poster using your chosen software tool. Make sure to use a clear and easy-to-read font, and include images and graphics that help to illustrate each stage of the design cycle.
- Review your poster for accuracy and completeness, and make any necessary revisions.
- Print out your poster and display it in a prominent location, such as a classroom or lab.
- Prepare a brief presentation to accompany your poster, explaining each stage of the design cycle and how it relates to real-world engineering projects.
- Poster clearly explains the engineering design cycle (2.5 points)
- Poster is visually appealing and easy to read (2.5 points)
- Poster includes appropriate graphics and images (2.0 points)
- Presentation is clear and well-organized (1.5 points)
- Student demonstrates a deep understanding of the engineering design cycle during the presentation (1.5 points)
Total: 10 points