The engineering method is a series steps that individuals (engineers and developers) use to develop a product or a solution. These products or solutions may be used in daily life to solve problems experienced by consumers or users.
Students begin by defining the problem and researching it. They then identify requirements that must be met. Then they brainstorm and look at how others have solved the same problem.
After a list is created, the students choose the most promising solution and create a model. This step shows that students have achieved a great deal and can see the idea become a real-life solution.
Once the students have built their prototypes, they test them to determine if they work as they expect. They can use the prototypes as a tool to improve on their designs.
Most likely, they will have to make many prototypes before their design is complete and works. This iterative process teaches them that they must keep trying to improve their designs, and they can’t be satisfied with being done until they’ve tried everything to make the best possible design.
The process of engineering can be used to solve problems throughout a student’s life, whether they decide to become engineers. They can use the skills they have learned to complete any project, whether it is building skyscrapers or making sneakers.