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So, how do we go about being engineers? In this episode of Crash Course Kids, Sabrina talks to us about the Engineering Process and why we should do things in order, as well as many of the questions we should ask along the way.

This first series is based on 5th grade science. We're super excited and hope you enjoy Crash Course Kids!

///Standards Used in This Video///
3-5-ETS1-1. Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.

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Credits...

Executive Producers: John & Hank Green
Producer & Editor: Nicholas Jenkins
Cinematographer & Director: Michael Aranda
Host: Sabrina Cruz
Script Supervisor: Mickie Halpern
Writer: Kay Boatner
Consultant: Shelby Alinsky
Script Editor: Blake de Pastino

Thought Cafe Team:
Stephanie Bailis
Cody Brown
Suzanna Brusikiewicz
Jonathan Corbiere
Nick Counter
Kelsey Heinrichs
Jack Kenedy
Corey MacDonald
Tyler Sammy
Nikkie Stinchcombe
James Tuer
Adam Winnik

Tagged under: Engineering (Industry),Engineering And Physical Sciences Research Council (Membership Organization),Engineer (Profession),Eiffel Tower (Tourist Attraction),The Engineering Process,Crash Course,Science,Crash Course Science,Engineering Design Process

7 questions

1. Engineers design and build things to solve problems. Based on that definition, What's an example of an engineer? (00:00:27)

2. What problems did the invention of the telephone solve? (00:01:27)

3. What do you think would have happened if Nobel didn't do research before he tried to make dynamite? (00:02:08)

4. How would you feel if you were a construction worker and you showed up to build the Eiffel Tower and Gustav Eiffel showed up without any drawn plans? (00:02:40)

5. Does testing a prototype over and over again sound fun or not? Why? (00:03:26)

6. What do you think would happen if engineers didn't test their designs until they worked? (00:04:12)

7. How is this process similar to or different from how you normally do school work? (00:05:06)

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