Water in Extreme Environments: Activity – Engineering P1

Water in Extreme Environments - Engineering P1 Front

Activity Timing

5 min. Duo Update
10 min. Set the Stage
30 min. Activity
5 min. Reflect

50 min. Total

Prep Reminder

The Educator Guide has a script, materials list, and prep directions. Be sure to have it open and ready to help guide you through every activity. For this activity, don't forget to:

  • Print and Post the EDP Poster
  • Get the Duo message ready
  • Make card samples (pp.2 Youth Engineering Journal).

Key Terms

Material: What something is made of

Engineering Design Process: The steps that engineers use to design something to solve a problem - Ask, Imagine, Plan, and Create!

Space Hazards FAQ's

Space Hazards Vocab List

EDP Steps Used In This Activity

Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create

Purpose

Youth engage in an engineering design challenge using an Engineering Design Process (EDP).

Quick Tips

  • Find and be ready to play the Audio Duo messages (see below)
  • Alternatively, print the Audio Duo messages from the educator guide and hide under somebody's chair as a "secret message" that needs to be found and read
  • In wrap up, identify each step of the EDP used in the activity

Duo Message Audio File

Play this message to introduce the engineering challenge for prep activity 1 of Space Gloves

End of Activity Engineering Reflection

Today we used an Engineering Design Process (EDP) to solve a problem. We will use this same process to solve other problems when we learn about Space Hazards.

Key Take Away

We are engineers!

Did you know?

Use duct tape much? You probably engineer more than you think. Anytime you design a makeshift tool because you don't have exactly what you need, you are engineering.