Let’s Communicate

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Summary: Students will communicate the object they designed to the partner who cannot see their design.

Key Concepts: Communication

Student Involvement: A students will tell their partner how to construct their object.

Engineering Roles: Communication is needed in all forms of engineering

Real World Connections: How important good communication skills are to engineers.

Materials: Legos to build the object and describe it to the partner. Folders to block the partner from seeing the design.

Setup: Two people will sit across from one and another so that one person (engineer) can describe how to construct an object and the other person can do the constructing (builder).  The participants must talk to each other and instruct each other about what has been built and what else needs to be done.

Suggestions: Allow the participants to view their partners progress halfway through to see if they are communicating well.

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