This summer our coaches are presenting us with mini-challenges to stretch our brains and get us to “think on paper”. Hopefully this will help us create an awesome engineering notebook for the Freight Frenzy season.
Our challenge: Create a structure that will hold a wiffle ball and write and/or draw instructions for someone who is building it in another location.
The hardest part of this challenge was writing instructions detailed enough for someone to follow. We learned how important it is to be detailed, neat, organized, and thorough when writing instructions. We found we had an easier time telling and showing how to do something, but explaining in writing was quite difficult. We hope to improve this skill this summer because clear written explanations are an important part of our engineering notebook.