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Cardboard Furniture.

To develop an idea of how designing works, students were directed to create and draft a chair in groups. Students became familiar with the engineering design process behind prototypes. The chairs had to be sturdy and be able to support at least 70 pounds. Most of the students tested different prototypes to assess the strength needed to achieve their design.

Most of the students used more than 55 minutes to build their cardboard chair. Most were in groups of four, and all helped to put together the furniture. Each student derived their ideas from previous knowledge and the overall idea of what a chair looks like. At the end, all of the students understood the basics of the engineering design process.


Material Used

* At least 5 pieces of cardboard

* Masking tape

* Duct tape

* Scissors

* Paper/pencil

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Title Annotation:Sample Lesson Plan 2
Publication:Children's Technology and Engineering
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 1, 2018
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