This exciting and engaging unit will help your middle school science students identify criteria and constraints in three engineering challenges and in several engineering scenarios.
Your students will LOVE the engineering challenges!
This unit is aligned with standards NGSS MS-ETS1-1 and MG-ETS1-2.
NGSS MS-ETS1-1: Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision 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.
NGSS MS-ETS1-2: Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
This STEM Engineering unit includes:
A PowerPoint slideshow with a strategic notetaking guide, three STEM Engineering challenges (ping pong ball launcher, zipline, and tower), response pages, a group activity, and practice pages for identifying criteria and constraints.
I was delighted to find a unit that really explores the criteria and constraints. I loved that the real-life examples were used.Peggy E.
I really enjoyed using this unit to teach criteria and constraints. The follow-up pages with the scenarios were really helpful for real-world criteria and constraints.Adelle S.
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