Reflection: Real World Applications Identifying A Real Problem - Section 4: What Did We Find


When I wrote this lesson I did not know exactly what the findings would be, but I tried to surmise what parents might say. The responses we received said that there was a problem with pollution in our town, but not as much as in cities. The students had asked who caused pollution and parents responded people, boats and cars. Several parents mentioned the summer tourists who do not care about the town. The students asked where pollution was found and the responses were mostly on beaches and  along roads. A few parents mentioned pollution from boats. The students also wanted to know if air pollution came from cigarettes and all parents said yes. 

These survey answers helped the students to define the problem so they could work as engineers in the next lesson to try to solve the problem.

  What Our Group Came Up With
  Real World Applications: What Our Group Came Up With
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Identifying A Real Problem

Unit 2: Engineers are Scientists Too
Lesson 4 of 8

Objective: SWBAT identify a problem by analyzing data collected

Big Idea: Is there really pollution in our town? What did our survey tell us?

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