The following documents were provided by the Minnesota 4-H Engineering Design Challenge to help teams gain a better understanding of the four Advanced Components. These documents are intended to be a starting point to inspire ideas and methods for incorporating Advanced Components in machine designs.
Engineering Design Challenge Curriculum
The Minnesota 4-H Engineering Design Challenge has an introductory curriculum to help teams gain a better understanding of the science and engineering principles needed to build a machine. The curriculum was developed with the Eight Practices of Science and Engineering from the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in mind and follows the Experiential Learning Model.
To download the curriculum for FREE, click the link below. Once on the Minnesota 4-H Engineering Design Challenge page, you will find the download link about ¾ down on the first screen view – it is the link that says “Get the curriculum”.
Minnesota 4-H Engineering Design Challenge
Minnesota 4-H offers a parallel program to the Engineering Machine Design Contest called the 4-H Engineering Design Challenge. This program is available to youth in grades 3 and up and provides an opportunity for critical thinking, creativity, innovation, and problem-solving.
Youth who build their machine to the Engineering Machine Design Contest Handbook specifications will be able to participate with the same machine in the 4-H Engineering Design Challenge.
To learn more about the 4-H Engineering Design Challenge, visit the link below.