Beginner Engineer: Popsicle Stick Construction

Step One: Generate ideas to customize this project - make yours unique

  • Your first idea is probably not the best idea you can have. Make sure you have several before you decide.
  • Make a miniature _______________
  • Make a working bridge (suspension, truss, arch, or cable stayed)
  • Catapults are always fun

Step Two: Spend time brainstorming

This is the most important step – do not skip it! Innovative Arts students use the random idea generator (instructions here) to generate possible ideas. The full course on creativity can be found here.    

Step Three: Plan your assembly

Step Four: Adjust after your first attempts

As you build, you will probably think of improvements to make or ways to make your project better. You may even decide to start over with a better idea. Most projects need several changes before they are finished!

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Innovative Arts students complete this project as the work toward becoming an Engineer. See all of the creator courses here. Use the hashtag #puzzleshiftcreate and #PSCengineer and we can all see the cool things that our students are creating!

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