Leading Fun & Rigorous Engineering Design Projects

Kelly Vaughan
Brooklyn Prospect Charter School
kvaughan [at] brooklynprospect [dot] org

  • Quick overview of engineering design cycle.
  • Examples of successful (and sorta successful) engineering design projects I've led in my middle school science classroom.
  • Tools for helping students navigate teamwork, productivity, etc.
  • Build & test baby carrot submarines!
  • Discuss how the baby carrot submarine activity could be transformed into an engineering design project
  • Questions, challenges, feedback, etc.

Please bring your own successful project ideas and engineering & design tools that you use in your classroom... or bring ideas that you haven't yet tried, but think might be cool... or just bring your interest and questions!