# Unit Overview

Students discover the steps of the Design Thinking process by working together to construct the tallest tower. They then apply this process to analyze historical engineering successes and failures. Finally, they apply the Design Thinking process to design and build a device to rescue a stranded sloth.

- Lesson 1
### Lesson 1: Discover the design process through a building challenge.

In The Solve, students will: Examine the Jeddah Tower, an engineering accomplishment and the first man-made structure to reach 1 km in height. Students will then be challenged to construct the tallest free-standing tower capable of supporting a given mass. They will compare tower designs and reflect on the design process to determine which steps of the Design Thinking process were utilized.

- Lesson 2
### Lesson 2: Analyze famous engineering successes and failures.

In The Make, students will: Analyze a variety of historical engineering successes and failures. They will then evaluate the steps of the Design Thinking process utilized by engineers in order to pinpoint where the engineering and design process succeeed or failed.

- Lesson 3
### Lesson 3: Engineering Challenge! What will you build to save a sloth from a pit of hungry gators?

In The Engineer, students will: Design a plan to save Dullis by returning him safely to shore using Design Thinking to create and test a prototype. They then use their unique design solution to create the final page of the comic viewed at the start of the challenge.