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The Gingerbread Baby Engineering Discovery

In this one-time class, students will engage in using the engineering and design process to build a creation to help a gingerbread baby escape a town's people and animals.
Maria Ramirez, M.A. Elementary Education
280 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 19 learners
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year olds
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45 minute class

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Class Experience

Students will learn how to identify the problem and create a solution for a story.  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. 
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 this project.
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.
45 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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