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W5: Integrating 3D Design and Printing with Mechanical Trash Grabber Design Challenge within the Context of the Next Generation Science Standards
March 18, 2019
1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Since the Next Generation Science Standards [NGSS] (2013) made a strong emphasis on the inclusion of engineering into the K-12 science curriculum, there has been a growing interest in engineering education in K-12 settings. It is necessary for educators and teachers to develop new curriculum materials and update the existing curriculum to teach engineering. In this regard, the use of 3D design and printing technology can offer a novel way to improve learners’ understanding of the engineering design process. 3D design experience could provide participants with the opportunity to improve their engineering practices in applying the design process. This workshop focuses on how to integrate 3D design in NGSS aligned engineering education. Workshop participants will engage in engineering design challenge in which they will go through the engineering design process to design a solution to a real-life engineering design problem based on specified design criteria. They will find an opportunity to learn how to create 3D designs. They will learn how to integrate 3D design and printing technology to their engineering design lessons. This 3D modeling engineering design activity addresses the close relationship between engineering and technology. The workshop will also address the integration of engineering with mathematics concepts.