Protect a Home
How can we protect our homes from damage caused by severe weather? Scientists and engineers use the engineering design process to tackle questions like this.
The Engineering Design Process
Review the steps of the engineering design process by clicking on each heading.
> Text version of Engineering Design Process
Now watch the following videos to learn more about the process and approach engineers use to solve problems. Think about what they consider when planning and developing their solutions.
(from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Click a movie player format on the right to view the video.
> Perfect Fit
(National Defense Education Program: Lab TV)
Scroll to 3rd video.
Next, use the engineering design process outlined in your Engineering Portfolio on pages 13-15 as you and your STEM team work together to weatherproof a home.