Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Scientific Method vs. Engineering Design Process: The Difference Explained

Robert Lindberg, President and Executive Director of the National Institute of Aerospace explains to educators the difference between the scientific method and the Engineering Design Process in the following video using black boxes. Pretty good explanation. My question is, with Race to the Top, and the greater push for STEM education since 2003, why haven't we developed standards and benchmarks for teaching engineering or the Engineering Design Process in K12?

At any rate, enjoy the video. It's about 21 minutes, but moves along pleasantly.

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