Students will learn about Iggy Peck, the architect, one of the beloved characters from Andrea Beaty’s Questioneers book series. They will then help Iggy’s class solve a problem by planning, building, and testing their own bridge design.
Explore the idea of the Engineering Design Cycle by being introduced to various real life engineers from around the world. Engage in the Engineering Design Cycle by designing and testing a bridge that helps Iggy Peck’s elementary school class get off an island and back to school.
Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI) – PS2.A: Forces and Motion
Science & Engineering Practices (SEP) – Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
Crosscutting Concepts (CCC) – Structure and Function
DCM Educators will bring out an Iggy Peck Bridge Testing Site, modeled after the scene in Andrea Beaty’s book, Iggy Peck Architect. Each student will receive individual materials to create a bridge design that meets specific specifications. (Virtual engagement still includes individual student materials).
1 session, 90 minutes
Grades K – 3: In-person or Virtual
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