Friday, September 6, 2013

Engineering Lab 1: In the 21st Century Kitchen

5 minutes to prepare design brief in break-out space
Problem Statement:
Industrialization has increased the speed of change in American society.

Design Statement:
Create and advertise a kitchen utensil for the 21st century.

  • Groups of 4-5 with assigned lead roles
  • Use only Materials provided
  • Time: 5 minute Prepare Design Brief 
  • Time: 10 minutes Design, Build, Test and Modify
  • Advertisement: 1 minute or less
  • Project Manager (ORGANIZED and FOCUSED: time, task and quality control)
  • Engineer (PROBLEM SOLVER and DRAWER: sketch design and test product)
  • Builder (FOLLOW DIRECTIONS: assemble the final product)
  • Advertising Agent (ORGANIZED, FOCUSED and COMMUNICATOR: prepare and organize advertisement)

10 minutes to finish
Research & Brainstorm:
  • NOTES:
    • Brainstorm problems in kitchen
    • Brainstorm solutions to those problems
    • Create ideas with words or pictures
  • Discussion notes:
    • Pros and Cons of plans
  • Sketch and Product Completed
  • Brainstorm ideas to advertise
  • Practice using product 
  • Make modifications

Leave Product and Materials, Return to Large Room

10 minutes to prepare and practice
Topic: 21st Century Kitchen
Goal: Convince the public to buy your product
Audience: classmates
Audience Attitude: enthusiastic about your product

Prepare and Organize Your Ideas
  • Introduction
  • Body
  • Conclusion
Present Advertisements in Break-out Rooms
Attach Public Speaking to Design Brief and Return to teacher
Return to Large room if time permits