Prep for MindSET: Lean Manufacturing Game

Event Type: MindSET

Hands-on activity for 3rd-5th graders to learn some basics of lean manufacturing and the industrial engineering field.

Challenge: we simulate (this is a physical simulation, and no computer is involved) a lampshade manufacturing assembly line where students will play as workers. The game has a few scenarios, and after each round, we debrief and reflect on how the game went, what went right and wrong, and why.

Learning objectives: describing what industrial engineers do, defining lean manufacturing principles and their advantages/disadvantages, and describing the flaws that keep manufacturing from being lean.

Focus: the main focus is on promoting active learning, meaning that volunteers and leaders walk children through finding the correct answer by asking questions.

Project Leaders: Yicheng Tang (tangyc) and Tara Radvand (tararad)

When: Sun. April 02, 2023 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Where: (on campus)

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