Scientists typically seek multiple strands of evidence to support or refute claims about the natural world, while engineers use an iterative problem solving process to meet specific, often human-related, needs. –1
There are many great videos that introduce engineering. Here are some of our favorites.
- What is Engineering? (4:17) – Engineering explained – from mobile phones to the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building), computer games and toothpaste to the Sydney Harbour Bridge and aeroplanes.
- NASA Now: Designing a New Martian Rover (6:20) – Aerospace engineer Jennifer Keyes shows how NASA engineers developed a concept rover capable of traveling large distances on Mars. Engineering Design Process (starts 4:33)