The engineering method is a series steps that individuals (engineers and developers) use to develop a product or a solution. These products and solutions are used by consumers and users every day.
The process begins by students defining the issue, researching it, and identifying any requirements. Then they brainstorm and look at how others have solved the same problem.
After a list is created, the students choose the most promising solution and create a model. This step demonstrates to students that they are able to turn their idea into a solution.
Once the students have constructed their prototypes they test them in order to determine if it works as expected. They can use the prototypes as a tool to improve on their designs.
They will likely go through many prototypes before they have a design that works and is complete. This iterative method teaches designers that they should never stop trying to improve the design.
Whether your students decide to become engineers or not, the process of engineering is something they can use throughout their lives to solve any problems. They can apply their skills to any project they choose, from making sneakers to building skyscrapers.