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EDP – Project Planning: Its Importance and Application of the Gantt Chart

Ren Ishii, Engineer at The Boeing Co., shares how project planning is used in her industry and explains its importance as part of the Engineering Design Process.
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Solar Car Multidisciplinary Lesson Collection

This in-depth lesson collection includes everything a teacher needs to facilitate a multidisciplinary solar car unit. Students will investigate the scientific and mathematical principles required to build a solar powered vehicle.
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Project Based Learning and EDP

Y2 EDP Phase II Session #2: Shift your thinking with project-based learning and applying the Engineering Design Process (EDP) to create meaningful, real-world experiences for students at multiple grade levels.
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Performance Task Creator with Clarifications

Preliminary Understanding by Design unit planning template connecting the summative performance task based on an engineering design challenge with performance standards, transferrable skills, and real-world roles, audience, and products.
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EDP-NGSS Connections and Deconstruction

EDP Phase II Session #3: February 9, 2019 (Year 1)
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Ping Pong Bowling Engineering Design Challenge

This instructional resource provides an overview for a Ping-Pong Bowling activity. Students are asked to design a ball thruster for a ping pong bowling game that will fit a variety of provided specifications.
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Teacher Guide – Scientific Investigation and Engineering Design Infographics

Infographic connecting expected student performances and teacher guidance with scientific investigations that utilize the engineering design process.
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Understanding by Design STEM Unit Plan Template with Clarifications

STEM-EDP Unit plan template following the three stages of Understanding by Design (UBD) deconstructing the three dimensions of the NGSS and focused on a real-world engineering design challenge.
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Paradigm Shifts and NGSS 3D Learning-Teaching

Y2 EDP Phase II Session #1: Paradigm shifts with NGSS and 3-dimensional learning/teaching, and integrated approaches impacting planning, teaching, and assessment.
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IEEE Infographic – Engineering Careers

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EDP Unit Planning Reflection Questions

Y2 EDP Phase II Session #3: Reviewing the expectations (checklists and reflective questions) for the integrated unit plan focused on engineering design challenges.
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EDP – Failures as Stepping Stones to Success

Engineering undergraduates shared their research project experiences: how they addressed challenges and solved problems using the Engineering Design Process.
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EDP Unit Plan – Designing a Water Filter

How can we use our knowledge of how different filter materials work, our creativity, and EDP to design and improve a water filter that cleans contaminated mystery water?
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EDP Unit Plan – Gravity Car Racers

Who can build the fastest car no longer than 8.5” and no wider than 5.5” to compete in the gravity racer challenge?
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EDP Engineering Notebook – Gravity Car Racers

Who can build the fastest car no longer than 8.5” and no wider than 5.5” to compete in the gravity racer challenge?
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EDP Presentation – In the Art Room – Drawing Like an Engineer!

Engineering Design Process Art activities to get 2nd through 6th grade students started thinking and drawing like engineers!
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EDP Unit Plan Rubric – Egg Drop

This unit asks students “How can we use the engineering process to protect Native bird species from extinction?”
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EDP Unit Plan – Egg Drop

This unit asks students “How can we use the engineering process to protect Native bird species from extinction?”
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EDP Lesson – Natural Disasters – Earthquakes

When an earthquake occurs, many buildings are not structurally sound and get destroyed. Students will be design engineers, having to design and build a structure and then test the strength of their tower that can best withstand a simulated earthquake force.
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EDP Lesson – Natural Disasters – Hurricanes

When a hurricane occurs, many buildings are not structurally sound and get destroyed. Students will design and build a 14 inch structure that is at least 8 inches off the ground that can withstand a simulated hurricane.
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EDP Lesson – Natural Disasters – High Wind

When high winds occur, many buildings that are not structurally sound get destroyed. Students will be design engineers, having to design and build a structure for the three little pigs. They will then test the strength of the house they created.
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EDP Engineering Notebook – Natural Disasters – Earthquakes

When an earthquake occurs, many buildings are not structurally sound and get destroyed. Students will be design engineers, having to design and build a structure and then test the strength of their tower that can best withstand a simulated earthquake force.
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EDP Engineering Notebook – Natural Disasters – Three Little Pigs

The Three Little Pigs Engineering Design Challenge asks grade 3 students to design and build a house that can withstand a wolf trying to blow it down.
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EDP Engineering Notebook – Natural Disasters – High Wind

When high winds occur, many buildings that are not structurally sound get destroyed. Students will be design engineers, having to design and build a structure for the three little pigs. They will then test the strength of the house they created.
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EDP Unit Plan – Natural Disasters

Students will be working on four components related to natural disasters through four separate lessons (wind, high wind, earthquakes, and hurricanes) that involve them learning about the natural process of what the earth and humans go through naturally.
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Research and Engineering Design Clinic – Green Roof System – Captain Kristin Dembia, USAF

Research and Engineering Design Clinic - Green Roof System - Captain Kristin Dembia, USAF
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Let’s Get Excited About Your Hydroponics Project with Deborah Higa

Deborah Higa, Mechanical Engineering student with the College of Engineering at UHM, and Engineering Intern with STEM Pre-Academy led a virtual conversation with students in Randall Shinn’s Advisory STEM class at Ilima Intermediate School.
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“That’s what I want to do!”

A presentation by Kane‘ohe Elementary School special education teacher, Bella Finau-Faumuina, on her experiences using the engineering design process in the classroom.
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Small Steps Toward Solving Big Problems Through the EDP

Mechanical Engineering undergraduate, Everett Jellinek, shares how he used the Engineering Design Process to create a tank for generating waves.
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Planet Tour Research and Design Project

Students are challenged to create a tour of a planet. Skills include creating a map of the tour, writing a script, and coding an Ozobot to take the guests on a “virtual tour”.
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Design a Game Using Makey Makey and Scratch

Use the engineering design process to create a game with Makey Makey and Scratch.
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Hovercraft Engineering Design Challenge

This in-depth lesson includes everything a teacher needs to facilitate an engineering challenge for students to design a hovercraft with household items.
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Egg Drop The Sunny Side-Up Landing Mission

This Engineering Design Process Challenge asks students to design an Egg Drop to simulate a Mars landing. Criteria include safe landing, closeness to drop zone, and hang time.
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Action-Reaction Engineering Design

Gain background information for a Rube Goldberg style engineering design challenge.
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Ozobot Engineering Design Challenge

This instructional resource guides students through using the engineering design process to design a path for an Ozobot to travel. Specifications and criteria are provided to help challenge the students.
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Watercraft Engineering Design Challenge

Design a boat that can hold the most pennies for at least 10 seconds before sinking.
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Watershed Engineering Design Challenge

This lesson includes a three day plan for a water cycle activity that uses the engineering design process and explores the driving question: To what extent can precipitation be effectively diverted (collected and used)?
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