Lesson Focus

Students will learn about the Engineering Design Process and design a prototype of a hut able to withstand strong winds on a deserted island.


Full Lesson Plan
Student Handouts

Age Levels:

5 – 8


Introduce students to:

  • Use the Engineering Design Process
  • Work collaborating with peers
  • Design a prototype
  • Plan and sketch a design

Anticipated Learner Outcomes

As a result of this activity, students will be able to:

  • create a plan
  • design a prototype
  • work as part of a team


  • Teacher Resource Documents (attached)
  • Student Resource Sheet (attached)
  • Student Worksheets (attached)

Alignment to Curriculum Frameworks

Curriculum alignment sheet is included in PDF.