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 students begin the process by defining and researching the problem. They also identify any requirements that have to be met. Then they brainstorm ideas, and consider what others have done to solve the same problem.

After they have a list of potential solutions, they choose the best one to build a prototype for. This step shows students that they have accomplished a lot and they can see their idea turn into a real solution.

Students then test their prototypes in order to confirm that they are working as expected. They can also improve their designs using the prototypes.

Most likely, they will have to make many prototypes before their design is complete and works. This iterative design process teaches students that they need to keep improving their designs and can’t stop until they have the best possible design.

They can use engineering to solve any problem, whether or not they decide to be engineers. They can apply what they learn to any type of project, such as building skyscrapers or manufacturing sneakers.