Create a Prototype

Essential Details

Interaction Type People Time Stakes



✖ Learner-to-Content


With Others



✖ Low-Stakes




Students can create prototypes to explore design alternatives, test theories, and confirm performance prior to a finalized product. Prototypes are also a concrete way to demonstrate that students have met your objectives. 


Students create a prototype of a prosthetic hand, evaluate its effectiveness, and create a second prototype based on their results.

Students can use materials, such as a foam core board, balsa wood, cardstock, wooden dowels, and more. For more information, click here.

Bloom's Level

Level Action



Fifth Evaluate
Fourth Analyze
Third Apply
Second Understand
First Remember


Create, Design


  • Canvas Discussion

Teaching Goal

Practice New Skills or Concepts


Design Step 5: Construct a Prototype—Activity—TeachEngineering. (n.d.). Retrieved October 22, 2019, from