What is an Engineer?
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What does an engineer do?
An engineer builds, makes, and creates. An engineer solves problems. Engineers imagine things and try to make new things that help people. Engineers invent things. Engineers find a problem and test different solutions to see what will work.
What kinds of engineers are there?
What is the Engineering Design Process?
Making sure the solution fits the problem or answering a question. Following through with an idea. They have a cyclical process.
What are the steps to the Engineering Design Process?
ASK- Ask a question. Identify the problem.
IMAGINE- (Explore) Finding different ideas. Brainstorming.
PLAN- Diagram or design a plan.
CREATE- Executing my plan. (example: building a structure)
IMPROVE- Test your creation. Make improvements or changes to make it better.
GO BACK AND START AGAIN
What are some cool and important things that engineers have designed?
Space Shuttles Cars House Appliances Roller Coasters
Trains Laptops Pool tables Computer Programs
Space Suits iPads Lasers Lightbulbs
What would be most challenging about being an engineer?
Lots of parts to balance
Solving a problem/ having to deal with failure
Thinking outside of the box (creative)
What skills do you think you would need to have to be a good engineer?
Hard working and diligent
Would you consider the three little pigs engineers? Why or why not?
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