In this video Paul Andersen explains the first step in the design process, defining and delimiting the engineering problem. Design requires a clear definition of the problem and this is done by addressing both the constraints and criteria of each solution. This will become increasingly important as future problems require complex solutions. A K-12 teaching progression is also included.
Paul Andersen introduces forces, motion, and Newton's three laws in this video. He begins by describing forces as pushes or pulls on objects that produce motion. A lack of motion results from a balanced set of forces. A teaching progression K-12 is also included.
In this video Paul Andersen explains cause and effect its importance in science and engineering. He starts by addressing the chain of interactions that must be present to show cause and effect. He addresses the assumptions of universality and scale in determining cause and effect. He finished the video with a progression of instruction from K-12.
Paul Andersen explains how scientists analyze and interpret data. Data can be organized in a table and displayed using a graph. Students should learn how to present and evaluate data.