Designing Design Challenges

A design challenge involves teams of students working on a task with limited time and materials. In the process, students learn to brainstorm, to work toward a shared goal, to persist by learning and redesigning based on earlier attempts, and to take on the various team roles involved in accomplishing a task as a group.

Grades Covered: 4 through 12
Subjects Covered: Physical Science
Curriculum topics:
  • Design
  • Forces
  • Engineering
  • Creativity
  • Teamwork

Idea Sheets are cross-referenced to subjects listed in the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and California Content Standards.

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