Broad Concept: Engineering design requires creative thinking and strategies to solve
practical problems generated by needs and wants.
2.1 - Identify a problem that reflects the need for shelter, storage or convenience.
2.2 - Describe different ways in which a problem can be represented (e.g. sketches, diagrams, graphic
organizers and lists).
2.3 - Identify relevant design features (e.g. size, shape, weight) for building a prototype of a solution
to a given problem.
2.4 - Compare natural systems with mechanical systems that are designed to serve similar purposes
(e.g. birds wings as compared to an airplane's wings).
The information on this page is taken from Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework:
For Teacher Working Groups' Review, February 7, 2001.
Please check the Massachusetts Department of Education site for updates.