Engineering Challenge 2016
The Design Process
5th Grade: How can we create the strongest bridge to span a 10-in gap?
4th Grade: How can create the safest and most effective Mars Rover and Landing Pod that will transport one EGGstronaut?
3rd Grade: How can we create a boat able to carry the most passengers?
2nd Grade: How can we build the highest freestanding tower?
1st Grade: How can we create the strongest house to protect our pigs from the Big Bad Wolf?
May 9: Engineering Kickoff Assemblies.
May 10: Classes are introduced to their Engineering Problem. Groups design 1st prototype and then test to failure.
May 11: Groups redesign solutions based on analysis of first test.
Classrooms hold the classroom competition. Medals are awarded to classroom champions.
May 12: Champion groups from each class are introduced to the new engineering problem (increased difficulty); groups go through the design process and create final prototype.
May 13: Grade-Level Competitions. Each champion group's prototype is tested in front of the whole grade level. One group will be crowned champion from each grade level and will bring home the champion trophy to their classroom!
Link to detailed events schedule.