The basic engineering design process is a series of steps that engineers follow to come up with a solution to a problem. Many times the solution involves designing a product (like a machine or computer code) that meets certain criteria and/or accomplishes a certain task. This activity models a simple challenge to teach the design process and have fun at the same time!
- paper plates
- paper cups
- 8.5×11 paper
- Index card
- other items as you see fit
Create an air-powered vehicle from the materials provided that can travel as far as possible with one “puff” of air from your lungs.
- Student Worksheet: Engineering Design Process