Design Challenge

Design Challenge Photo Credit: VFS Digital Design (CC BY 2.0) via flickr.


Before you dive into building your prorotype, take some time to learn more about the concept of a design challenge and to look at the solution one team came up with for the problem you're considering. Use the online resources on your Design Challenge student esheet to help you answer the questions on this sheet.

bridge building project

What did the video show about the test method used?


If bridge strength is the variable under test, what is the analogous method we can use to test our water transport systems?


What other variables could have been tested with bridges?


By what means?


How can we translate the experience of the bridge design challenge into our problem of access to fresh water?

Aquaduct Mobile Filtration Vehicle

How many people in the world don't have access to clean water?


What is the Aquaduct?


Why did the creators of the Aquaduct develop it?


What are the benefits of the Aquaduct?


How does the Aquaduct work?



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