MS-ETS1-1. Define the criteria and
constraints of a design problem with
sufficient precision to ensure a successful
solution, taking into account relevant
scientific principles and potential impacts
on people and the natural environment that
may limit possible solutions.
MS-ETS1-2. Evaluate competing design
solutions using a systematic process to
determine how well they meet the criteria
and constraints of the problem.
MS-ETS1-3. Analyze data from tests to
determine similarities and differences among
several design solutions to identify the
best characteristics of each that can be
combined into a new solution to better meet
the criteria for success.
MS-ETS1-4. Develop a model to generate data
for iterative testing and modification of a
proposed object, tool, or process such that
an optimal design can be achieved.
Note:Other standards can be addressed
depending on the project.
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Challenge your students to use their imaginations, scientific knowledge, and a box of "junk" to create a variety of devices that perform an assortment of tasks. The projects target technological design standards and incorporate others depending on the project. Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for tips to help you design your own Junk Box Wars Challenge for your students.The Junk Box Wars projects are modeled after the Junkyard Wars TV show that aired on the Learning Channel network. Visit our comparision page to see how the projects compare to the TV show.