Engineering Design: Modeling Solutions to Real World Problems

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The Hitchcock Center’s Living Building is an exciting teaching tool for sustainability.

Our building demonstrates how natural systems can inform how we design and build for a healthy planet. The first hour of the field trip is an exploration of the building’s water, waste and energy systems. It is modified to meet the needs of students in Grades 3-8.

In the second hour of the field trip, students participate in a design challenge to solve a human problem. Choose an Engineering and Design Challenge appropriate for your students from the menu below. The STE standards are also given for each challenge:

Please note: This is an indoor field trip and can take place year round.

Download Massachusetts Curriculum Standards for this program.

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