Fifth Grade Students were given a "problem" on Friday afternoon that required them to, not only use an "Engineering Process" but for them to actually be the engineers to build an "Apple Trapper." This problem stemmed from a problem of not being able to reach apples in higher places of an apple tree.
The steps students used in this process were the following:
1. Define the problem
3. Develop a possible solution
4. Build a prototype
5. Test it
6. Evaluate your solution
As students went through this process, questions were asked to help them focus and discover possible solutions. We had many successful prototypes and our "engineers" are really getting good with finding possible solutions.
The Fifth Grade Team Teachers are so proud as we watch our young "engineer" minds connect the information and work through the process to success.