This page provides information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about engineering and design process. It is designed to complement the Engineering and Design Process topic page on BrainPOP Jr.
Remind children that engineering is the area of science and technology that explores designing, building, and improving things to solve problems. Explain that engineers often collaborate, or work together, to solve a range of different problems from inventing tools that allow us to gather information about our world to building homes and planning cities, and much more! Lead a discussion about contributions made by the engineering and design community.
Review that engineers follow a process for solving problems. First they find and understand a problem. Invite children to think of a problem. What do people struggle with every day? What do people do or use that can be improved? Encourage children to think of a way to