Freedom Elementary School

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    Engineering Project Timeline

  • Week of January 16

    Project overview, project resources, notebook setup, 

    ASK - Think of a topic and possible questions or problems.


    Week of January 30

    ASK -   Select a final topic and problem to solve.

    EXPLORE - Gather information on topic and problem.  Brainstorm at least 3 possible solutions to the problem. Create sketches for a possible product prototype design for each solution.


    Week of February 6

    EXPLORE - Finish brainstorming and sketches.  Select the one that best solves the problem.


    Weeks of February 13 through February 27


    • Create a detailed exploded drawing of your best solution that includes materials and dimensions.
    • Build a working prototype based on detailed drawings.
    • Finish construction of the prototype and test to see how well it solves the problem.
    • Based on initial testing, make changes to the prototype to improve its functionality, and retest.      


    Week of March 6 (We will not meet this week)

    EXPLAIN - Finalize data analysis.  Create spreadsheets and graphs to present information.


    Week of March 13

    EXPLAIN - Develop materials for your display board using a word processor.  Print pictures and graphs.


    Week of March 20

    EXPLAIN - Assemble the display board and practice a 3-4 minute presentation.


    April 5th

    Science & Engineering Expo