Engineering is the process of creating a solution to solve a problem. The people that do this are called engineers. They use their imagination and knowledge of math and science to solve problems.
To better understand engineering…
LET’S BREAK IT DOWN!
Engineers always work to improve solutions to problems.
The original light bulb was a great solution to it being dark at night, but the light bulb got very hot. Engineers then made better light bulbs that do not get hot and use less energy.
It is always a good idea to sketch out a plan.
A drawing can help engineers think about their design before they start building it. They might get new ideas while drawing and they can think about which steps to do first.
Engineers test their solutions.
Testing a solution can help an engineer improve their design. Testing your design is when you can find out if what you imagined will solve the problem in real life.
Sometimes a design will fail.
An engineer learns a lot about their design when it fails. They can then improve the design so that it doesn’t fail the next time. Each time they redesign their solution, it can get better.
There are many different types of engineers.
Some engineers work on designing robots, others work on improving medicine. Aerospace engineers work on designing airplanes and rockets. They all design and build things to solve problems.
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