We completed an engineering task at a summer Science Academy this summer and it was surprisingly easy to tie in literacy to the engineering practices! We read a book about a young girl (yeah!) who was working to solve a problem of how to feed her animals on the farm her family owned in Australia. She needed to figure out how to create a buzzer system to alert her of an empty water bucket. We were then given the supplies to create a model to help her solve the problem and it was so much fun! It was a challenge and tied in parallel and series circuits.
Here was our team's engineering design and it worked!