Subjects & Disciplines
- Work collaboratively to make decisions.
- Sketch and describe their solution.
- Use the engineering design process to finalize their solution design using words and images.
- Work with their team to justify their design decision using evidence from previous activities.
- Prepare to share their solutions by creating a script or an outline.
- Practice their presentations by utilizing principles of public speaking.
- Present their solutions to an authentic audience.
- Reflect on their learning in the unit.
- Use the engineering design process to select a solution.
- Project-based learning
- Cooperative learning
21st Century Student Outcomes
- Information, Media, and Technology Skills
- Learning and Innovation Skills
- Life and Career Skills
- 21st Century Themes
Critical Thinking Skills
Science and Engineering Practices
- Analyzing and interpreting data
- Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
- Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
- Planning and carrying out investigations
Connections to National Standards, Principles, and Practices
What You’ll Need
The resources are also available at the top of the page.
- Internet Access: Required
- Internet access: Optional
- Tech Setup: 1 computer per classroom
Before this activity, set the date of your presentation day and invite community members to serve as authentic audience members. The setup of your classroom will depend on how students present their work. You may decide to have students share in smaller table groups with various adults present as their audience, or you may decide to display student work outside the classroom. You may want to arrange the classroom differently in each step of the activity if you have flexible seating available, as some of this activity is more conducive to small-group configuration of tables and other steps are best suited for whole-class seating in rows.
- Heterogeneous grouping
- Large-group instruction
- Large-group learning
- Small-group work
Step 1: Ensure that captions are on in the video. This may benefit students who use captions to follow along as they listen.
Provide additional time and support for students who may need more practice for their presentations.
an answer to a problem.