This activity is a fantastic introduction to engineering as problem solving. To start with read Problem Solving Ninja and/or watch Elsie Engineer Throws a Party. After that it is your turn - see what solutions you can come up with on our engineering challenge worksheets as well as around you. What you would most like to improve and how would you do it?
Groups, Pairs, Individuals
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Elsie Engineer Throws a Party
Elsie the Engineer Throws a Party is a silent movie showing what happens when Elsie runs out of juice while she is preparing for her party. She decides to use her engineering skills to build a solution but even that requires lots of problem solving. See if you can help Elsie out by suggesting ideas of what she can do to solve the problems
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