PROBLEM= WASTING WATER IN THE SHOWER
In this task, you will apply the engineering design process to define and solve a problem. You will submit a final report that describes the problem, your solution, and the process you used to design, build, test, and refine your solution.
Note: This task requires you to create a proposed solution to an everyday, common problem of your choosing (WASTING WATER IN THE SHOWER) that can be found in your general environment. You should be able to propose a possible solution to the problem and create a simple model, using everyday items, to test your solution, as described in the course learning resources.
A. Define a problem of (WASTING WATER IN THE SHOWER) that requires applying engineering practices to solve by doing the following:
topic =(WASTING WATER IN THE SHOWER)
1. Describe the problem of wasting water in the shower that needs to be solved.
2. Discuss why it is meaningful to solve this problem of wasting water in the shower.
3. Describe the constraints and specifications for a successful solution.
B. Describe the solution to the problem you chose in part A by doing the following:
1. Describe your solution.
2. Discuss applications of the solution.
3. Discuss limitations of the solution.
4. Discuss the scientific concepts that underlie the solution.
C. Describe the process you used to design, build, test, and refine the solution by doing the following:
1. Describe important information learned during background research.
2. Create a list of possible solutions.
3. Justify the selection of the most viable solution.
4. Describe challenges that were overcome during development or prototyping.
5. Describe how the selected solution was tested.
6. Describe the modifications that were needed to improve or refine the selected solution.
D. Compare the engineering design process with the experimentation process often used by scientists.
E. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.
Note: When using sources to support ideas and elements in an assessment, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the assessment.
Note: You may not use living vertebrate animals as subjects in your test/experiment. Vertebrate animals are animals with a backbone. Fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals are all vertebrate animals. Examples of vertebrate animals include frogs, lizards, snakes, dogs, cats, and humans. Your experiment for Task 3 may not involve testing/experimenting on living vertebrate animals. If you are not sure whether your design/experiment topic is acceptable, please contact a course mentor BEFORE you conduct your test/experiment. Experiments or tests that use living vertebrate animals will not be accepted for Task 3.