How do we know that your designs work, agents? We need you to put your designs to the test. Use materials you can find, like water, dirt, rocks, or real fruits and vegetables (if available) for your tests. As a group, think about what questions you need to ask during your test. Use the evaluation checklist that you wrote earlier. Write down the outcomes.
- What do you hypothesize (or think would happen) during prototype testing?
- Does your prototype meet all of the criteria?
- Did anything unexpected happen in what you designed?
- If you were to try it again, what would you do & why?
- Do you need more information to design something that would solve Dahlia’s problem?
- Where can you find that information?
- Based on findings from your prototype testing, how will you revise?
- Be prepared to explain your decisions.
- The agent will develop instruments to collect data regarding identified problems/solutions.
- The agent will collect, analyze, and reflect on data from developed instruments.
- The agent will revise work based on analyzed data and feedback.
- The agent will identify benefits and limitations of their prototype using evaluation criteria.
Next Generation Science Standards - Engineering
American Association of School Librarians Standards - Inquiry
- A.C.1: Learners adapt, communicate, and exchange learning products with others in a cycle that includes interacting with content presented by others.
- A.C.3: Learners adapt, communicate, and exchange learning products with others in a cycle that includes acting on feedback to improve.
- A.C.4: Learners adapt, communicate, and exchange learning products with others in a cycle that includes sharing products with an authentic audience.
- A.D.1-4: Learners participate in an ongoing inquiry-based process by continually seeking knowledge, engaging in sustained inquiry, enacting new understanding through real-world connections, and using reflection to guide informed decisions.