Aligned to Grade-Level Standards
Aligned to appropriate state and/or national math, science, technology, and engineering standards.
Integrating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Addresses Authentic Challenges
Presenting students with real-world challenges or problems with practical and meaningful implications.
Integrates 21st Century Skills
Encourages students to develop creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.
More Than One Solution
Includes problems or challenges that have more than one possible solution.
Uses the Engineering Design Process
Any design, or prototyping follows the steps of the engineering design process.
Encourages hands-on manipulation of technology or materials to solve a problem or engineer a design.
Incorporates technology in a way that is seamless and appropriate.