Escape the Lava

Grade Levels: 4-8 | Duration: Four 50-minute sessions

Design a device to rescue researchers from a lava flow.
Resources

Lesson Plan PDF

 

Grade Levels: 4-8

Duration: Four 50-minute sessions

Objectives: Students will:

  • Design and build devices to solve an engineering design challenge.
  • Assess their designs for failure points and areas for iterative improvements.
  • Analyze presentations to identify key components of good presentations.
  • Create presentations to explain the strengths and weaknesses of their designs in meeting criteria and constraints of a design challenge.
  • Demonstrate their abilities to integrate the lexicon of engineering in their presentations.
  • Create engineering diagrams.