Yeshivat Noam fourth graders began a new science unit this week on engineering and technology. In this unit, the students explored a design problem, asked questions and defined the problem in order to create and build a hearing-enhancing device. They learned the importance of prototypes, and defined criteria and constraints. For one activity, they were challenged to build a tower with only 10 sheets of construction paper and 30 cm of tape. In another activity, their task was to design a listening device using cups, tape, string and cloth scraps. The students had a great time while learning about the engineering process!