Engineers Solve Problems

Ian Nelson
Average rating:4.7Number of reviews:(2,506)
An Introduction to Engineering Thinking for Creative Problem Solving

Class experience

At the end of this workshop, students will:
- Identify strategies engineers use to select problems worth solving
- Understand that problems emerge during creative problem solving
- Explore how engineering design tools can be used to solve problems
I am a mechanical engineer and engineering educator who specializes in teaching students about engineering design.
Homework Offered
Students may be interested in continuing to refine their engineering projects or tackle another design project shared during the workshop.
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
 1 file available upon enrollment
* Metal paper clips and/or shapable metal wire * Needle-nose pliers with wire cutter * A piece of cardboard (ideally corrugated, less than 1 square foot) * Rubber bands and/or elastic cord * Scissors that can be used to cut cardboard
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Please review safe tool use with your learner. It is especially important that students can safely use a needle-nose pliers to reshape and cut wire.

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.7Number of reviews:(2,506)
Hello! I'm an engineer committed to giving students amazing experiences in math, science, and engineering. I believe that learning happens when kids ask questions and explore their interests. I look forward to helping your kids leverage their... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
50 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(2)
Completed by 8 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 11-15
1-8 learners per class

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