Failure: Seeds of Innovation

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"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!" Through this assignment, emerging engineers examine how failed experiments are simply part of the process of an outstanding design. They begin with some reading about the microwave oven, Post-It® notes, Silly Putty™, and other commonly used items that resulted only after previous mishaps. Then, in small groups, they research a product's story and present it to the class. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros
  • This is an appropriate lesson for addressing Common Core Standards for scientific literacy
  • A unique and enriching topic
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  • None