K-12 Private Christian School in Northwest Houston, TX

Strategic Challenges in Principles of Engineering

The Principles of Engineering class started off the year with some daily strategic activities where they were given a time limit to contemplate different possible designs. 

  • Paper Tower - The class worked in teams to create the tallest standing paper tower. 
  • Functional Car - The class was split into teams and given only two CDs, a box of pencils, rubber bands and clay and were instructed to create a functional moving car.
  • Parking Garage - The class was given popsicle sticks, tape and card stock paper and was asked to design a parking garage. 

The students enjoyed these challenges and learned a lot in the process.