|The materials students (and teachers) use- Sam (gummy worm), life preserver (Gummy life saver), a boat (cup), and 2 paper clips (one for each partner)|
|I saved Sam!|
The engineering process has become a focal point in Moore County Schools, as we've worked to create an engineering thread that weaves throughout our science and math pacing guides in grades K-5. Our overall purpose is to introduce the engineering process to students, focus on critical thinking and problem-solving skills, develop students who understand that failed attempts are natural parts of any learning process, and demystify the term "engineer" so that it is accessible to all students regardless of background, race, or gender.
The lessons are designed as mini, 2-3 day projects. In an effort to bring our rich robotics program into more classrooms, each grade level has an engineering project that involves robotics as well as one that utilize more traditional materials (such as gummy works and paper clips!). All engineering projects are housed in Google Slides and are shared freely with any that would like to utilize them:
We look forward to working with our students and teachers to bring the engineering process to all, this year and beyond! Thank you to all the teachers and DIFs that are working hard to provide these opportunities for our students!