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An Engineering Discovery

In this on-going class students will learn and engage in the engineering design process through hands on unique creations.
Maria Ramirez, M.A. Elementary Education
280 total reviews for this teacher
17 reviews for this class
Completed by 100 learners
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will learn how to identify a problem and create a solution.  Students will learn the five steps of the engineering design process: 
1. Ask: What is the problem or question?
2. Imagine: What are some solutions?
3. Plan: Draw a couple of different diagrams
4. Create: Choose a plan and create something 
5. Test: Did it solve your problem or question?
6. Improve: Make updates and changes 
7. Share: Share your work 
I have been teaching and guiding students through the Engineering and Design process for many years. I am always intrigued to watch as students plan and create to solve problems. 
Students may decide to continue building and adding on to their engineering projects after class. 
 1 file available upon enrollment
Class Materials: Provided by teacher: Activity sheets - needs to be printed for class Provided by student: paper and pencil, materials for engineering project-For example: scissors, glue, tape, string, yarn, Popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, paper, clay/play-dough, cardboard, Legos, etc. I suggest finding recyclable or reusable materials that you already have for the projects. * Some projects may ask for specific materials but most will be student's choice.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
During the class, I will observe each student's thoughts and ideas during discussions to see if they demonstrate understanding of problem and solution. I will also be observing their understanding of the engineering design process. I will be looking to see how they followed the steps and incorporated them into their project.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
If your learner chooses, they may need/use scissors during the creating/building time.  


Maria Ramirez, M.A. Elementary Education
Lives in the United States
Elementary Teacher
280 total reviews
266 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Maria Ramirez. I have a masters degree in elementary education from Simmons University. I hold a Massachusetts teaching license for grades 1-6. I have been teaching children for over 16 years in charter, public, private, online... 
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