EYE LEGO Engineering Design Challenge: Engineering Escapes

Challenge: A LEGO person gets stuck at the bottom of a Canyon (a trashcan). Can you devise a solution using LEGOs to get the LEGO man out of the "trash canyon"? 

Engineering Goals: 

  • Learning to design a product to solve a problem that a specific client has
  • Learning that there is no one "correct" solutions, but rather infinite ways to successfully solve the problem. 

Leader Instructions/Tips:

  • The majority of students will begin by building a staircase, but when asked to try building a solution without stairs (as LEGO man would get tired if he had to climb up all those stairs) they build elevators. When asked if they can find a solution that does not involve stairs or elevators, we have found that students imaginations lead to a variety of solutions.