The Engineering Design Process Comes to Life!
Posted by Joanna on January 23, 2020
It is fun to see our youngest learners so eagerly engage in STEM challenges and it is impressive to see the transformation in their approach to ‘problem-solving’ as they mature.Recently, students in Children’s House 2 were presented with a challenge: there were paper leaves that were stuck high on a wall and they needed to get them down. The leaves were too high for them to reach by themselves. How would they solve this problem? Could they come up with a tool to use? Yes! The students were given a set of materials and they brainstormed possible solutions to create such a tool. In small groups, they made a plan to construct the tool, created it and then put it to the test. Finally, students reflected upon their design and the ways in which it could be improved.