Possible Solutions are developed through a creative, student-led process. This process generates a range of prototypes, processes, or models for testing within the criteria and constraints of the Engineering Design's Problem
Explore these strategies to support students as they brainstorm Possible Solutions to test as a Solution to their Engineering Design investigation.
Co-Construct Investigation Plans
Encourage students to collaboratively contribute to the development of an investigation plan. Create the basic plan, but leave blanks or multiple choices for variables that allow for student choice.
Know Your Role
Encourage effective collaboration by having students work in teams of 3-5 and take on specific roles. Each of the roles must be critical to the investigation, and each student must rely on the others to be successful. This can be an opportunity for student choice if the students show an affinity for a particular role.