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Humpty Dumpty and Design Thinking

Transform the traditional egg drop experiment as you help students to engage in design thinking and develop empathy.
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Learning Objectives

Students will learn about the design thinking process through interviews and prototyping enclosures to help Humpty Dumpty to survive his fall.


(5 minutes)
Humpty Dumpty Nursery Rhyme
  • Read the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme to students.
  • As you read the nursery rhyme, act out the rhyme using a hard boiled egg. (This will help students make the concrete association with Humpty Dumpty being an egg in case they are not familiar and when the egg drops at the end of the rhyme it will build excitement)
  • Explain that today they will get to help Humpty Dumpty by designing something to help break his fall.