Additional Resources to Educate and Encourage an Engineering Career
Ideas that will generate fun and may help spark a student’s interest in engineering
|Design Squad offers ideas for science and engineering activities in an informal setting. Design Squad is also a TV program with episodes that can be viewed online. pbskids.org/designsquad/|
|Discover Engineering provides video activities to teach children how engineers use science to help people and minimize injury. http://www.discoverengineering.org/ (Go to Video Activities then “Extreme Enough”)|
|eGFI is part of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Committed to promoting and enhancing efforts to improve K-12 STEM and engineering education. www.egfi-k12.org|
|Environmental Protection Agency: Discover lesson plans, games, and other resources for you and your students, as well as links to EPA's online training academies. http://www.water.epa.gov/learn/|
|National Engineers Week provides tested activities to introduce in the classroom. www.eweek.org/|
|Society of Women Engineers Aspire provides an assortment of activities for doing engineering outreach. aspire.swe.org/ or http://www.rit.edu/kgcoe/swe/|
|Society of Women Engineers Internet Activities Center introduces basic engineering skills such as drafting, using tools, deductive skills and the scientific method through a series of lesson plans with hands-on and interactive computer activities designed for young women grades 5 and up.
|Teach Engineering provides teacher-tested, standards-based engineering content for K-12 teachers to use in science and math classrooms. Connects real-world experiences with curricular content already taught in K-12 classrooms.
http://www.teachengineering.org/ (Search “Healthcare” or “Skate Park”)
|Teachers’ Domain holds thousands of media resources, support materials, and tools for classroom lessons, individualized learning programs, and teacher professional learning communities.
|Teachers TryScience provides free and engaging lessons, along with teaching strategies and resources, which are designed to spark students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
|The Futures Channel produces and distributes high quality multimedia content which educators in any setting can use to enliven curriculum, engage students and otherwise enhance the learning experience.
|Try Engineering offers a variety of lesson plans and games that align with education standards to allow teachers and students to apply engineering principles in the classroom. http://www.tryengineering.org/lesson.php (Search “Assembly Line” or “Recycling”)|
|TryScience creative programs provide inventive ways to use several activities to engage students in science, connect with parents, and more.
|Zoom into Engineering offers fun hands-on projects like Gumdrop Dome, Egg Bungee Jump, and Keep A Cube.