Today, we got to do an engineering activity. This one was great, because we had to fix a design for a bookcase that had already been built that had several flaws. Then we had a chance to test out our new bookcase designs to see how they stacked up against designs made by other groups.
Aside from redesigning bookcases, we learned about how important it is for engineers to redesign things that have already been built. For example, engineers that have come up with their own prototypes (original designs) still have to test it and will probably have to redesign it many times before they are satisfied with their creation.
It was really interesting to see what other teams built; we had the same task, but we had different ways of solving the problem. That was one of the best parts!