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How can the EDP or engineering design practices be incorporated into this activity?

Central Concept: Engineering design is an iterative process that involves modeling and 

optimizing to develop technological
solutions to problems within given constraints.

2.1    Identify and explain the steps of the engineering design process, i.e., identify the need 
or problem, research the problem, develop possible solutions, select the best possible solution(s), 
construct a prototype, test and evaluate, communicate the solution(s), and redesign. 
2.2    Demonstrate methods of representing solutions to a design problem, e.g., sketches, 
orthographic projections, multiview drawings.
2.3    Describe and explain the purpose of a given prototype.
2.4    Identify appropriate materials, tools, and machines needed to construct a prototype
of a given engineering design. 
2.5    Explain how such design features as size, shape, weight, function, and cost limitations 
would affect the construction of a given prototype.

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