# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Engineering Explorations I Task 1161398808

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Define an engineering design problem.

Definition

Definition of an engineering design problem should include the
  • reasons it is important to have a clear concept of a problem before attempting to solve it
  • essential components of an engineering design problem
  • nature and use of an engineering design brief (i.e., a statement that explains what the solution to an engineering design problem must accomplish)
  • most important components of an engineering design brief.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why is it important to have a clear definition of the problem before attempting to solve it?
  • What might be the consequences of not having a clear concept of an engineering design problem before attempting to solve it?
  • How can an engineering design problem be stated succinctly?
  • How is an engineering design brief used in an engineering design process?

Related Standards of Learning

English

9.3

The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  1. Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to understand complex words.
  2. Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  3. Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
  4. Identify the meaning of common idioms.
  5. Explain the meaning of literary and classical allusions and figurative language in text.
  6. Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

10.3

The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  1. Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms, to understand complex words.
  2. Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  3. Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
  4. Explain the meaning of common idioms.
  5. Explain the meaning of literary and classical allusions and figurative language in text.
  6. Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

11.3

The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  1. Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to understand complex words.
  2. Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  3. Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
  4. Explain the meaning of common idioms.
  5. Explain the meaning of literary and classical allusions and figurative language in text.
  6. Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.