Informed Design follows the traditional design process, but uses guided research and investigation to build your knowledge and skills required for the bioreactor design. They will assist you in learning key concepts in mathematics, science and engineering/technology that are related to the bioreactor design challenge.
Your team will have a lot of decisions to make over the next few days. Below are just a few:
- What organism will we use?
- How will we ensure it survives?
- How much will it cost?
- How will I test for protease?
Several lessons and KSBs (Knowledge and Skill Builders) have been provided below to guide your thinking, but ultimately your team should refer to any reliable source to make determinations. If you are unsure of a site's legitimacy ask your instructor or librarian. A good rule of thumb is to only use websites that end in edu, org or gov.
Throughout your research, you and your team should be sure to record daily activities in your Engineering Design Journal (EDJ) using guidelines.
KSB worksheets should be completed and submitted via your teachers instructions.