The "E" in STEM stands for Engineering. Engineers are designers, they are inventers, and most importantly, they are problem solvers. The Engineering Design Cycle explains the process through which engineers experiment and create their solutions to problems both great and small in the world around us.
The Engineering Design Cycle:
The reason it is referred to as a cycle is that it will repeat itself. You always look for ways that you can improve. As such, we feel it is important to let kids know it is okay to not succeed the first time or feel like they need to be perfect. We use a failure as a learning tool for how to improve going forward instead.