Demonstrate how product design differences can affect the success of a final product — in this case a bag for holding candy. Students work in pairs to evaluate, design, and build a better candy bag.
8 – 18
- Learn how design impacts product performance.
- Design a better candy bag using science, mathematics, and engineering concepts and applications.
- Build a better candy bag using science, mathematics and engineering design concepts and applications.
- Use the engineering design process to solve the problem.
- Employ the use of data collection and analysis to help solve the problem.
Anticipated Learner Outcomes
- engineering design process
- teamwork in the design process
- making and testing predictions
- product design challenges
Student teams will design a candy bag, and predict the volume and strength of their design. Students then build a model of their design, redesign it, build an improved bag, retest using weight, discuss findings, and share results.
- Teacher Resource Documents (attached)
- Student Worksheets (attached)
- Student Resource Sheets (attached)
Alignment to Curriculum Frameworks
Curriculum alignment sheet is included in PDF.