Reflection: Qualitative Evaluations Valentine Mailbox - Build and Test - Part 2 - Section 6: Developing an Anchor Chart for the Engineering Process


How well are the students understanding the engineering process:

Part One - Valentine Mailboxes (First Lesson)

Identify Problem, Plan and Design

As a whole class we identified the problem and defined the criteria (plan).  I can assess students on their diagrams they made and whether or not they addressed the criteria.

Their diagrams would be assessed with a rubric based on the Engineering Practices (will include when I have drafted a rubric)

Part Two - Valentine Mailboxes (Second Lesson - Day Two)

Design, Test, Modify

I will use the evaluation form as a starting point to check students' mailboxes. If any criteria got less than a 3, I will check the mailbox to see what I notice and to see if the student made any modifications. If modifications were made or not, I will note this on the students' evaluation forms, or whether or not I thought the score warranted a score less than a 3.

I will use this information (evaluation forms and my notes) to score students on a rubric for Engineering Practices. (will include when it is developed).


  Did Students' Mailboxes Meet the Criteria?
  Qualitative Evaluations: Did Students' Mailboxes Meet the Criteria?
Loading resource...

Valentine Mailbox - Build and Test - Part 2

Unit 6: Engineering Opportunities
Lesson 2 of 5

Objective: SWBAT build and evaluate each other's mailbox design based on the class set mailbox criteria

Big Idea: Valentine Mailbox Engineers build and test their designs and give each other feedback on what worked well with the design.

  Print Lesson
1 teacher likes this lesson
daniell and basil 2val
Similar Lessons
Analyzing the Designs: Pros vs Cons
1st Grade Science » Engineering Design
Big Idea: Allow students to evaluate solutions to determine which will best apply to the problem they identified in their community.
Shelbyville, TN
Environment: Urban
Regan Aymett
A Place in the Shade-An Engineering Challenge
Kindergarten Science » The Sun and Our Solar System
Big Idea: Even kindergarteners can participate in the engineering and design process in this challenge in which they try to keep an ice cube from melting.
Cold Spring, MN
Environment: Rural
Joyce Baumann
Building Our Solution
2nd Grade Science » Engineers are Scientists Too
Big Idea: We identified the problem and posed a solution, now we want to finish our project with the solution.
York, ME
Environment: Suburban
Beth McKenna
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload