Vernier Software and Technology
Vernier Software & Technology

Engineering Projects

Engineering projects challenge students to design solutions to real-world problems faced by engineers. Students work within given constraints and design requirements, create stated deliverables, and test their designs using Logger Pro software.

Overview

Engineering projects challenge students to come up with design solutions to real-world problems faced by engineers. Students work within given constraints and design requirements to provide stated deliverables and test results using Logger Pro software.

These projects are require more time than our Engineering Extension activities and require students to research, design, and refine solutions that touch on many different science fields. Many of them are appropriate for science fair or capstone activities.

How It Works

For Instructors

  1. Select and edit, if necessary, an extension activity that fits your curriculum, interests, and students’ abilities.
  2. Provide sensors and materials for students to construct prototypes and test ideas.
  3. Help students think critically about the problem presented in the extension activity. And assist them in designing, building, and troubleshooting a solution.
  4. Judge student creations. Do they solve the problem presented in the activity? Offer follow-up questions and further challenges.

For Students

  1. Discuss and determine design requirements to the problem presented in the engineering project. Brainstorm possible solutions.
  2. Build a prototype solution. Test it and refine your design.
  3. Demonstrate to your instructor that your solution meets the design requirements.
  4. Reflect on the final design. What are its advantages? Where could it be improved?

Engineering Projects

Each Engineering Project requires Vernier sensors and an interface. Additional materials and equipment depend on the project.

Engineering for Science Classrooms

Build your own sensors, engineering projects, bridge competitions, and more for integrating engineering concepts into your science or STEM curriculum. Engineering for Science Classrooms »

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