K-12 STEM Activities (REMS): Resources
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.
Tips for Getting Girls Involved in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Disciplines
|Zoom into Engineering offers fun hands-on projects like Gumdrop Dome, Egg Bungee Jump, and Keep A Cube.