Flashlight: Design & Construct

Unit 0: Think Like an Engineer
Engineering Design:

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.
MS-ETS1-2. Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
MS-ETS1-3. Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
MS-ETS1-4. Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.

DRIVING PHENOMENA:

TOPICS:
Engineering/Design Processes

INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Building a Science Notebook
Building a Circuit
What Happened Here?

ASSESSMENT IDEAS

Building a Flashlight

SCIENCE & ENGINEERING PRACTICES:
Developing and using models
Analyzing and interpreting data
Constructing explanations and designing solutions

CROSS-CUTTING CONCEPTS:

VOCABULARY
observation
inference
collaboration
engineering design process
prototype
model
structure
function
claim
evidence
reasoning
innovation

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