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The Engineering Process

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Discover the ins and outs of the engineering process from Crash Course Kids series of 17 informative and engaging videos. Each video offers insightful details into the world of engineering, captivating animation, and kid-friendly humor...
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Evolution and Speciation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A collection of five Nature League videos explores evolution and speciation. Four evolution types, in-breeding, out-breeding, and how engineers have designed technology, household items, and medicines inspired by nature. Host Britt...
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Little Digital Citizens

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
It's never too early to learn the basics of internet safety and citizenship. Designed with the youngest scholars in mind, this five-part unit from Common Sense Media includes everything you will need to explore safe internet exploration,...
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Activity Book: Discover Your Changing World With NOAA

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration present a collection of resources that introduce middle schoolers to the essential principles of climate change. The activity examines how solar energy moves wind and water, is...
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The Engineering Design Process

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Design your own video game, engineer accident-proof highways, or even develop a new phone app! The Engineering Design Model can be used with all ages and in all subject areas to create a product, system or service. The resource explains...
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Toxic Popcorn Design Challenge

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Engineering enthusiasts are sure to explode in understanding as they practice the engineering design process (EDP). A container of "toxic popcorn" is placed in the classroom. Teams must work together to devise a method for removing it...
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Chemical Reactions and Engineering Design

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Construction leads to habitat loss and local wildlife suffers. Scholars must build a reptile egg incubation device that meets many constraints. Various experiments help them discover the chemical reaction needed to reach the proper...
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Dispenser Designs

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
After reading about the history of tape dispensers, learners compare and contrast different dispenser designs. Next, teams work within budgetary and time constraints to design a better dispenser. When finished, each engineer reflects on...
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Light but Strong: A Lesson in Engineering

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Aspiring space engineers design a rocket launch platform together to explore materials. The platform needs to be lightweight so that it can be transported easily, but super strong so that it can support the weight of the rocket and its...
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Interactive Gumball Machine

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Sure, you may be able to build a better mousetrap, but what about a gum dispenser? In a fun engineering challenge, teams must design and build a working interactive gumball machine with specific constraints and criteria.
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Engineering Inspirations from Nature

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
With James Cameron's DEEPSEA CHALLENGER expedition as an example, engaged engineering middle schoolers learn about biomimicry and how engineers can imitate processes in nature to design new technology. They experiment with temperature on...
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Bio Inspired Design Paper Flowers

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Can paper flowers have some of the same properties as real flowers? First, learners investigate how water is absorbed into a flower through capillary action by using real flowers, yarn, and paper. Then, they have an opportunity to create...
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Ship the Chip

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Here is a tasty challenge, especially for middle school engineers: design a container that meets mass and volume criteria, and will safely transport a tortilla or potato chip through the mail without damaging it! Mostly, this is a crisp...
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Design Step 1: Identify the Need

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What exactly does an engineer do? Learners find out through a lesson that asks them to solve a problem that affects a target population. Aspiring engineers learn the steps of the engineering design process as they apply it to a challenge...
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Engineering Design Challenge: Exploring Structures in High School Geometry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Applying their knowledge of theorems about lines, angles, and triangles, groups build a toothpick and stick bridge to support their text book. The teams use the design process to plan, build, test, and refine their bridge designs. The...
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Get it Write

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
In an effort to practice engineering design, STEM classes break out into teams and endeavor to make a working ink pen. To prepare, they read about writing implements through history, patents, and viscosity of liquids. Armed with this...
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Clutter Cutter

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Challenge young learners to cut the clutter with this fun engineering project. As employees of a home and office supply company, young engineers are asked to develop devices that organize everyday items. After participating in a...
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The WSU Trebuchet Contest and the Engineering Design Process

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Launch a review of the eight steps in the design process with an activity that asks class members to design and build a functional trebuchet for the Wright State University Trebuchet contest. Teams review the preliminary criteria and the...
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Engineered Music

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Sound engineers investigate the structural design of a musical instrument, the recorder. They work in collaborative groups to choose an instrument to build out of everyday craft materials. It must be able to repeat a three-note sequence...
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Spring Scale Engineering

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
After examining how a spring scale works, teams work together to design their own general measurement device. Reading material provides background information, but there is no part of the procedure in which learners handle an actual...
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Engineer a Dam

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
To begin the learning about dams, learners read (or are read to, depending on the age group) a passage about how dams work. Next, they work in groups to use the materials provided to build a small scale working dam. After the experience,...
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Design Step 4: Engineering Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What is the main difference between an engineer and a technician?  This is one of the driving questions in a plan that proves that analysis at every step of development is crucial to the engineering design process. The lesson starts with...
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Super Slinger Engineering Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How well can you launch a ping-pong ball? Small groups design launchers that can launch a ping-pong ball 20 feet into a target. The teams follow the engineering design process as they develop a solution that meets the design...
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Design Step 6: Evaluate/Manufacture a Final Product

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This is what all of the excitement has been building up to! Young engineers create engineering drawings, use machines to manufacture their products, test, and evaluate their designs in the last step in the engineering design process.
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Introduction to the Engineering Design Process

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Step by step is always best. In groups, future engineers create the tallest possible tower with marshmallows and spaghetti sticks. Along the way, they learn about the engineering design process. 
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Engineering Design for Human Exploration

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
What would it take to live on the lunar surface? Small groups build model rockets in order to simulate launching a habitat into space and rebuilding it. Divide the class into groups to design and build a model of a lunar habitat. The...
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Designing a Crew Exploration Vehicle

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Take your class on an out-of-this-world adventure with this fun engineering design lesson. Working in small groups, young scientists design, build, and test crew exploration vehicles using some creativity, teamwork, and an assortment of...
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Robot Basketball

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Hold a free-throw shooting challenge in your engineering class! Each team must design a contraption that will fire off a "robot arm" or, more specifically, a catapult, to send a Ping-Pong ball into a basket. Use this as an opportunity to...
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Generating Ideas for Electricity Generation

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Electricity is an integral part of our daily lives, but many energy sources are damaging the environment. Young engineers read about innovations in alternative energy sources, then work in groups to design and build a model of a system...
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Shake it up with Seismographs!

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Shake things up in your STEM or earth science classroom when you have small groups construct their own seismographs. A reading assignment on the history of seismographs, the Richter scale, and current technology sets the stage for the...
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Construction

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Engineering design projects serve as great opportunities for collaborative problem solving. In this case, students work in small groups designing, building, and eventually testing a structure that meets a teacher-specified objective. It...
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Cereal Box Project

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Challenge your class with this fun and engaging engineering design project. The goal, to create a brand new cereal complete with a list of ingredients, a name and logo, and a box to hold it in. Starting with a survey to determine the...
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Service-Based Engineering Design Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Do some good for the community while learning about engineering. Groups complete a service-based engineering design project over the course of five weeks. The resource provides guidance on how to conduct the project and help pupils get...
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Assembly Line

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
Working under specific constraints and with designated criteria, groups work together to create a product using an assembly line process. In addition, they work through the entire engineering design process with an excellent graphic to...
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Design Step 5: Construct a Prototype

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Enough with the talking, let's build something! In the fifth step in the engineering design process, young engineers build a prototype to test their ideas. The lesson walks them through the process of evaluating it step-by-step....
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Building for Hurricanes: Engineering Design Challenge

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
"By the hair on your chinny-chin-chin, I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in," says the big, bad wolf! Engineering hopefuls are challenged to design and construct a hurricane-proof building from simple office and craft...
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Design a Folding Solar Panel

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Solar energy is an amazing alternative ... but, not always particularly portable! Challenge young scientists to a folding solar panel build-off with an easy-to-execute activity. Scholars brainstorm around specific design needs, construct...
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Design a Flying Machine

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Wrap up the unit in one final design. Pairs use their knowledge of aviation to design new flying machines and record how their designs take into consideration the forces that act upon airplanes. The pupils determine whether their designs...
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Popsicle Bridge

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
Using popsicle sticks and glue, groups must work together to design and build a bridge that can support weight and is aesthetically pleasing. The lesson begins by learners reading about different features of bridge architecture, followed...
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Statue Display Tower

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
Sometimes engineering problems that seem easy prove to be more challenging than imagined. Present your class with the challenge to build a functional display tower to support a statue using only the supplies available in class while...
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Water Tower Challenge

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Providing clean water to a town is quite a feat... is your class up for the challenge? After a short reading about water towers, groups work together to design a working water delivery system. The water flow must be adjustable (able to...
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Tennis Anyone?

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
After reading up on the history of sports racquets, engineering teams design and construct a racquet for batting a Velcro-striped ball at a target. Teams evaluate their design by aiming for the target three times each and answering...
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Stop and Go

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
It's "Green light, go!" with this activity! STEM classes are illuminated with the history of traffic signals and how the engineering design has improved over time. They also learn about patents for new inventions. Finally, they research...
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Rubber Band Racers

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
After reading a brief overview of automobile history and introduction to energy and motion, automotive engineering teams plan, construct, test, and evaluate a rubber-band-powered car. This manipulative experience can enrich understanding...
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Pendulum Time

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Take your time with this lesson. Junior engineers read about different types of clocks and then work together to build a pendulum time-keeper. There are no hints as to how they might go about accomplishing this complex task, so you may...
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ETS1A - Defining and Delimiting an Engineering Problem

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Explore the meaning of an engineering problem-solving process. By defining specific world problems, the narrator emphasizes the importance of engineering in our world. He outlines the engineering process and connects the information to a...
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Slow Boat Design

For Teachers 4th Standards
Don't be a drag. Learners work in groups to design boats that move slowly. The provided reason for the activity is that a fish caught on a fishing reel is pulling the boat, causing it to move too fast. The STEM activity teaches the class...
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Design and Build a Road Sign Support

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Emergent engineers plan, construct, and experiment with a spaghetti noodle structure that could be used to hold a load. Set them up for success by first showing them a four-minute video on engineering design and a slide show of different...
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Ship the Chip

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Engineers face a variety of challenges to solve; help your future engineers practice designing a solution to a simple, yet common issue: shipping items without damage. Teams will work together to design and test a shipping system for a...
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Design a Shoe

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Engage young scientists in a project where high fashion meets engineering! Using foam core and hot glue, partnered pupils design and create a functional, fashionable pair of shoes. Groups then put the footwear through its paces using a...
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How to Build a Turbine

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Here is a six-minute video of a pair of electrical engineers that illustrate how to build a wind turbine. A list of materials is provided, along with general guidelines for your class. Use this to introduce turbine design to your...
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The Great Marble Drop

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Mike and Kellie, a team of electrical engineers, demonstrate how to to design a contraption that accurately drops a marble onto a target. The materials needed and general instructions are provided on the website or via a downloadable...
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Conveyor Engineering

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Moving along the line. Class members research how a conveyor belt works in order to gain background information. Groups then design a conveyor belt that will carry a piece of candy four feet and along a 90-degree turn. The groups build...
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Roller Coasters

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Twisting and turning through the sky, roller coasters are popular attractions at amusement parks around the world, but how exactly do they work? Explore the physics behind these thrilling rides with an engineering design activity....
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NASA Engineering Design Challenges - Spacecraft Structures

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
What kind of design challenges are there in building structures to support rocket engines? The unit takes design teams through the process of building the lightest possible thrust support structure that can withstand the necessary forces...
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Playing with Parachutes

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
This lesson certainly will not be a drag! Little engineers design parachutes that make use of air resistance and, as a result, slow the descent of the payload as much as possible. It is an opportunity to teach about many motion concepts:...
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How to Build a Motor

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Electrical engineers entertain and explain how to construct an electromagnet-driven motor. Kellie and Mike, the hosts of the show, are enthusiastic teachers that will help introduce a project that you likely include in your middle school...
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Getting to the Heart of Stent Design

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
What goes into the design and testing of a stent? The video highlights the testing involved in stent design to keep the blood flowing to the heart. The biomedical engineers explain the experimental and computational simulation methods of...
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Design Step 2: Research the Problem

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do you get started designing a product to meet your engineering design goals? Here, learners gain understanding of an important aspect of the engineering design process: background research. Through brainstorming and worksheets,...
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Medicine's Future? There's an App for That

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine injecting tiny robots into your blood to help fight disease. According to Daniel Kraft, that's just one of many exciting new medical technologies coming our way in the not-so-distant future. The key to these amazing innovations...
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Simple Machines Design Project

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Make your work as a teacher a little easier with a physical science project on simple machines. After introducing young scientists to these devices and identifying their different uses around the school, this project engages children in...
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Sailboat Design Requirements

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Sailboat design requires more than a half-circle and triangle sketch. After viewing a slideshow presentation that outlines the requirements for sailboat design, learners draw a design, perform the needed calculations, and write a paper...
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Assembly Required and the Design Process Too!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
An engineering design lesson plan contains connected activities as a capstone engineering project. The activities revolve around the principle of improving an existing object and designing the manufacturing process in order to do so. The...
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Keep it Cool

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
This cool lesson plan is ideal for elementary engineers or physical scientists, especially when learning about heat transfer and insulation. After reading a page of background information, engineering teams collaborate to design and...
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Life Vest Challenge

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
After reading about the history and science of personal floatation devices, patents, and intellectual property, engineering teams design a life vest for a can of soup. To evaluate which groups considered the need for waterproofing, hold...
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Planting with Precision

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Following the standard style of the publisher, this lesson begins with a reading excerpt on the topic. Learners read about different types of agricultural equipment and agricultural history. They then work in teams to engineer and test a...
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Working with Wind Energy

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
After reading about how wind turbines work to collect clean energy, groups brainstorm and design their own windmill. Within the provided financial and physical constraints, groups must build a working windmill using only the materials...
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Design and Build a Rube Goldberg

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Let's see how complicated we can make this simple task. The last activity associated with a 10-part series has groups design and build a Rube Goldberg machine. Teams determine a simple task to accomplish and use the engineering design...
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Engineering the Half Pipe—Science of the Winter Olympic Games

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
There are no tricks here! Young scholars learn about the concept of centripetal acceleration by studying the design of the snowboarding half pipe. A video lesson describes how the half pipe design affects the motion of the boarders.
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Arduino Blink Challenge

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Emerging engineers read about Arduino software and how it can be used. Then they follow a nine-step tutorial to connect an Arduino board to a computer and put it to work! The objective is to code a program that will cause an LED to...
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STEM Narrative Curriculum Design Challenges

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Picture books provide great learning opportunities for STEM. A curriculum resource document gives several lessons in each grade level for K-6. The activities have learners read a book before applying the engineering design process to...
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Hoop Glider Design Challenge

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
The fourth installment of a five-part unit has young engineers designing and testing hoop gliders. They adjust the ratio of the front loop and back loop of the glider to determine the best design for the longest flight.
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Building a Desalination Plant from Scratch: Crash Course Engineering #44

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know that only 2.5 percent of Earth's water is drinkable? An engaging video describes the process of engineering design to solve real-world problems by using a desalination plant as an example. Scholars learn about design...
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Whirligig Lollapalooza

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Using a cut-out template of a whirligig, emerging engineers experiment with flight behavior. After you teach them the concepts of force, air resistance, and lift, they discuss what variables on the whirligigs might be changed in order to...
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Soda Straw Rockets

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Three, two, one, blast off to a better understanding of force and motion with this exciting science lesson! Beginning with a discussion about rockets and gravity, young scientists go on to complete a series of worksheets about net forces...
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Copycat Engineers

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It's often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Young engineers learn about biomimicry, which uses nature to generate engineering ideas, in the fifth lesson of nine in a Life Science unit. Working in groups, they select...
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Solar Structures

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
It's time to soak up the sun! Youngsters read about active and passive solar heating systems, then they collaborate to create a miniature solar-heated building. Provide a variety of materials for them to incorporate and watch their...
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Energy Storage Derby and Proposal

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Small groups use the engineering design process to build and test a vehicle capable of carrying 250 grams a distance of five meters. The design must allow for the storage of potential energy and turn it into motion, allowing the...
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Chair Lift Challenge

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
During the Winter Olympics, this would be an engaging task to include in your STEM activity. Design teams plan, construct, and test a miniature ski lift that can carry a pingpong ball up and down a rope line without falling out. With...
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ETS2B - Influence of Science, Engineering and Technology on Society and the Natural World

For Teachers K - 12th
Science, engineering, and technology have an impact on our natural world. As the world population increases, the demands on natural resources also increase. Science, technology, and engineering work together to address these concerns...
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Design of a Green Roof

For Teachers 4th Standards
Help scholars develop a green thumb by building a green roof. Groups first grow lettuce seeds under normal conditions, then they try to grow the seeds in trays that are slanted by 45 degrees. They learn about tropism and engineering...
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Chair Design

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Can you design the perfect chair? Scholars apply the engineering design process to design and build a prototype of a new type of chair from wires. They test their designs with a wooden artist model or stuffed animal.
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Design Inspired by Nature

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Let nature guide your engineering designs. By taking apart a flower, pupils learn about reverse engineering. They use the results to brainstorm designs for new products or ideas. This is the seventh installment of a nine-part Life...
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Hull Engineering

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
State the hull truth and nothing but the truth. Engineering teams develop and test a new hull design from a Styrofoam block. Teams predict the performance of their competitors in the class prior to the testing phase. After test results...
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Engineering Ups and Downs

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
What goes up does not always come down. Working in teams of two or three, classmates design and build a working elevator. The elevator must be able to safely deliver a car to any level of a parking structure. In order to assist with the...
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Formula Student Racing Cars

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
What goes into designing a vehicle? Take a look at a STEM competition where soon to be engineers design and build racing cars. Hear from the engineering scholars on what it takes to be in the competition. The video makes many connections...
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Above-Ground Storage Tank Design Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The challenge: determine whether a tank will float. A design activity has groups work as engineering teams in order to determine the stability of given tanks and liquid contents. The teams need to determine the equations to calculate the...
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Start Your Engines

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Have your techies read up on the details of how combustion engines work in an automobile. Create a set of accompanying response-to-reading questions and have your mechanical engineering or automotive technology class use this as a...
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Spool Racer Design and Competition

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Wind it up and let it go. Individuals build a basic spool racer in the second portion of a six-part unit on energy. After receiving three criteria, pupils modify their designs to meet the new challenge. Pairs compete against each other...
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Design a Shoe

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If the shoe  doesn't fit, design a new one. Discovery Education challenges pupils to put the engineering process in action by designing a shoe. Groups design and build a shoe prototype based upon the client constraints outlined in the...
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Beginning Engineering, Science, and Technology

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Space, the Final Frontier. The nine NASA-created challenges in this unit are designed to teach class members the engineering design process. Each challenge comes with teacher and student pages that can be used individually or as a...
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Design a Green Rooftop Garden

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Design and construct buildings with rooftop gardens. Junior engineers work in groups to build two buildings and then perform experiments to determine whether or not a garden affects the building temperatures. They graph and interpret...
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Designing Nature’s Way

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Build a better mouse trap using a computer. The reading provides background information on a computer design method that helped create an antenna. The activity provides a hands-on way to simulate the process that a computer uses in order...
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System Engineering a Robot

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Ever think, "If only I had a robot to do this for me!" Here, groups determine a task that can be performed by a robot or computer program and then tap into their imaginations to design a solution. To complete the project, teams deliver a...
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Design Challenge: How to Keep Items Cool in Boiling Water

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Keeping items cool in boiling water... what? This engaging activity challenges high school learners to build a container that keeps butter in a solid state when placing the container in boiling water. Groups use previous knowledge and...
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Civil Engineering: Crash Course Engineering #2

For Students 9th - 12th
You might have Hippodamus of Miletus to thank for your city blocks. An informative video explains the history of civil engineering, from the Pyramid-builder Imhotep to the Greeks (including Hippodamus) and the Romans, and to the first...
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Designing for the Barely Imaginable

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What is out there? Groups create an alien world and determine its characteristics. The groups then become mission planners and design a mission to visit another group's world in order to find out more about this world. 
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Marshmallow Design Challenge

For Teachers 5th - Higher Ed
How tall is your marshmallow structure? Using only limited supplies (including uncooked spaghetti noodles, masking tape, and one marshmallow), teams endeavor to support the marshmallow atop the tallest spaghetti structure they can build....
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Waterproofing the Roof

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Can your pupils build a roof that stands the test of time? Use an insightful engineering design project to highlight both materials science and architecture. Scholars either team up or work as individuals to design, create, and test a...
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Concentrating on the Sun with PVs

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Concentrate to determine the best reflector design. Pairs use the engineering design process to build a reflector to increase the current output of a photovotaic panel. Teams arrive at a final design and present it to the class along...
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Green Roof Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Green roofs aren't just eco-friendly — they are literally green with trees. Groups learn about the concept of green roofs in order to be able to design one. The groups design a 5,000-square-foot green roof for a fictional apartment row...
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Measuring the Wind

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
When earth scientists or mini meteorologists are learning about wind, they can participate in an engineering activity in which they will design and construct an anemometer. A thorough overview of different types of anemometers is...
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Building a Skyscraper

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Creating buildings that reach hundreds of feet into the sky is no easy task. The third instructional activity in this series begins with four activities that engage young architects in exploring the major challenges that are faced when...
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Sound Absorption Wall

For Teachers 3rd Standards
What types of materials absorb sound? Learners explore sound waves, the decibel scale, and how different materials affect sound. Then, they use their knowledge of sound meters to complete a STEM engineering design task to build...
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Tall Tower Challenge

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
A fun and challenging activity for nearly any age group, partners must work together to build the tallest structure possible using paper clips, straws, and pipe cleaners. In addition to being tall, the structure must also be able to...
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Don't Crack Humpty

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students investigate the engineering design process and the relationship between distance, time, and speed. Using a generic car base, small groups design a device that will protect an egg on or in the car as it is rolled down a ramp at...
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Portable Wheelchair Ramp Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Ramp up the engineering design process in your classroom with an activity that challenges teams to design, build, and test a small-scale portable wheelchair ramp. The class develops design requirements, and teams test their designs using...
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Fun with Air-Powered Pneumatics

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How high did the ball go? Engineering teams build a working pneumatic system that launches a ball into the air. The teams vary the amount of pressure and determine the accompanying height of the ball. An extension of building a device to...
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Automatic Floor Cleaner Computer Program Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Have your class use the engineering design process to program a vacuum robot. Using computer engineering concepts, teams program an automatic floor cleaner to traverse designated patterns. 
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Jets in Flight

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This Discovery Education activity provides the information needed to understand the basics of flight. Before taking off, young pilots learn the eight stages of the engineering design process. Small groups then design and build an...
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Sort it Out!

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Engineering feats occur around us all the time, often without us noticing; one example is a coin-sorting machine. In a straightforward, yet challenging activity, young engineers work together to design their own coin sorter. Beginning...
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The Light-House Project

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Groups work together to design a lighthouse, from designing and drawing the wiring diagram, to creating prototypes of the switch and circuit, to envisioning and building a scale model along with a blueprint. By including different...
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Designing Highway Interchanges

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
How do engineers determine the most efficient highway designs? Introduce young scientists to the world of topology, the branch of mathematics that examines how things are connected. Teams use model highways to create the most...
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Design a Dome

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Do domed structures have advantages over their less-than-spherical counterparts? Junior architects explore the pros and cons of domes through a design challenge. Teams work together to plan, sketch, build, and test domes created from an...
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How Can I Design Better Blades?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Small groups use information they have learned about blade construction to design, build, and test their own concepts. The teams compete in order to determine which design has the best average power output. 
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Pipeline Challenge

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
Students design and construct a pipeline to carry a ping pong ball and a golf ball across the classroom.   In this engineering design lesson, students learn to work as a team as they plan, build, and evaluate their pipelines.
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Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Engineering Competition Suits

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What a thrilling job for an engineer: designing advanced athletic competition suits! Which materials can most reduce friction and drag, and yet still be flexible enough to move with the athlete's body? With attention focused on Shani...
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Amusement Park Ride: The Ups and Downs in Design

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Groups design the ultimate roller coaster by considering potential and kinetic energy. They test their designs using marbles and then go on to rate each group's design based on aesthetics, loop diameter, and cost.
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Designing Bridges

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduces your class to the types of loads experienced by a bridge. Groups calculate the ultimate load combinations to determine the maximum load requirement. Using this information, builders then determine the amount of material they...
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Biomimicry in Engineering

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Take a look with your class at how nature supplies inspiration to engineers. In cooperative groups, youngsters research biomimicry and then develop a system that would help support people living on the moon. Each team also considers...
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Designing a Spectroscopy Mission

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
In this mind-bending activity, young engineers explore this question of whether or not light actually bends. Using holographic diffraction gratings, groups design and build a spectrograph. The groups then move on research a problem...
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STEM Raising the Flag

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Flag the resource for future use. An educational STEM activity first teaches scholars about flags and their connections to science, technology, mathematics, social studies, art, and ELA. They then individually design flags for their own...
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Understanding the Design Process

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Can you build a better mousetrap? Broken into two sessions, this plan introduces learners to the design process. The first session has pupils look at the world through a design perspective by redesigning everyday objects. In the second...
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Build a Roller Coaster

For Students 3rd - 8th
Let the good times roll as young thrill seekers build a roller coaster on school grounds. Future engineers design and build a roller coaster from flexible tubing. The roller coaster is for a marble, so there will be plenty of room to let...
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To Catch a Leprechaun

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Young engineers put their design skills to the test in this fun St. Patrick's Day activity. After a shared reading of the children's book The Leprechaun Trap children work in small groups creating traps of their very own to enter in a...
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From Mach-20 Glider to Humming Bird Drone

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" This question guides Regina Dugan's exploration of amazing achievements in science and engineering that push the boundary of impossibility. From robotic hummingbirds and...
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Invent a Robot!

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Wait til your class gets their hands on this! Aspiring engineers design a working robotic arm in the fifth and final installment in a series of ocean exploration lessons. Pupils learn about the use of underwater robots in ocean...
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Identify Criteria and Constraints

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What defines success? The fourth installment of a 10-part series focuses on the criteria for engineering design success in solving the plastics problem. Pupils also consider any constraints.
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Designing a Robotic Surgical Device

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
The engineering design process meets laparoscopic surgical robots with an activity that is the last part in a series of 10 and brings all the lessons of the unit together. Teams design and build a remotely controlled laparoscopic device....
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Designing a Water Treatment Plant

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
How does dirty water get clean enough to drink? After viewing a PowerPoint that outlines the process water goes through at a water treatment plant, groups work together to design a chlorination chamber for a treatment plant.
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Design of a Door Alarm

For Teachers 4th
How does electricity work? Budding scientists explore the concepts of electrical currents and open and closed circuits with class discussion and a hands-on activity using a battery to turn on a light bulb. Learners also make predictions...
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Reversibility and Irreversibility: Crash Course Engineering #8

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Reversibility in cars isn't about driving backwards. An informative YouTube video describes how the degree of reversibility in a system determines its efficiency. It explains the concept using an example of the pistons in a car engine...
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The Represented World: Recreational STEM

For Teachers 3rd Standards
How are forces and motion important to a swing set? Scholars explore the concepts of force and motion using swing sets. In preparation for their own STEM design project, individuals take surveys and data from peers, complete labs on...
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Evaluating Sensors and the Impacts of Physiological Stress: Designing a Wearable Device for Rescue Workers

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A long-term project has scholars consider ways in which sensors help monitor physiological stress levels of rescue workers. They design and create a portable device for this purpose. Techies to the rescue!
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Nature + Engineering

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Viewers observe many nature-inspired examples in technology, household items, and health care with the final video in a five-part series on Evolution and Speciation. The video focuses on human engineers inspired by earth's wonders. 
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Helping Life and Aiding Death: Science, Technology, and Engineering at Work during World War I

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Science, engineering, and United States history? Pupils research collections of artifacts from the Smithsonian to learn about historical scientific innovations. At the end of the lesson, they write an essay to discuss technology's...
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Refrigeration, Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Pass around an ice cube and before long, there's nothing left! Youngsters work in groups to design an insulating food container that will keep cold things cold. Though the publisher designated this as a middle school activity, it is...
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Engineering Takes Flight

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Groups explore concepts of flight by creating paper airplanes from different types of paper and testing their flight. They use the results to identify the optimal material.
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Keep-a-Cube

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Waxed paper, newspaper, or aluminum foil? Keeping an ice cube from melting may require one or more of these materials. Learners design a box that will provide insulation so an ice cube stays intact for at least 90 minutes.
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The Great Water Hook-Up

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Turn your classroom into a town, complete with a public water supply system. Using cardboard tubes and boxes, the entire class must work together to design a viable water system following job specifications, taking into account budgetary...
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The Ancient Ingenuity of Water Harvesting

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Water is essential to life on earth. How is it then, that people can survive in desert regions with very limited access to fresh water? Through ingenious architecture and engineering, communities in India's Golden Desert have been able...
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Designing the Fastest Wheels in History

For Students 6th - 12th
Record-setting cars need specially made tires. Young engineers watch a video in the Real Engineering series to learn about designing tires. Along the way, they study acceleration, inertia, and angular velocity.
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Fresh Solutions: Design Thinking Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
How do people transport fresh water long distances to ensure everyone has access to it? The final lesson plan in the 10-part Fresh Solutions unit encourages individuals to design their own solution, or solutions, to that very problem....
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Designing Euclid’s Playground

For Teachers 10th Standards
Create a geometric playground. Pupils work through a performance task to demonstrate their ability to use geometric concepts to solve everyday problems. The accompanying engineering design lessons show teachers how the assessment works...
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Plastic Water Bottle Design – What’s the Best Shape?

For Teachers 6th Standards
Join the fight to reduce plastic waste. A hands-on STEM activity first teaches scholars about the scourge of plastic waste. They then measure the dimensions of water bottles to calculate surface areas and volumes before using the surface...
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Paper Car Crash Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High school physical scientists collide with motion. They work in pairs to design a paper car that will protect a raw egg during a head-on collision. Measurements of distance traveled, time of run, vehicle specs, and photo gate flags are...
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Storing Android Accelerometer Data: App Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th
There's an app for that! Pupils learn to build an app that will store data on an Android. The lesson introduces class members to the tiny database, TinyDB, for Android devices. A video tutorial provides an example that uses the TinyDB in...
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The Engineering Process

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
The process that brought us items, such as the telephone and air conditioner was no easy task. In this upbeat video, scholars gain insight to the steps engineers take to create, design, and build a final product. 
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Engineers Love Pizza, Too!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Help overcome challenges in eating pizza. Scholars work in groups to design a device that assists a physically handicapped person eat pizza. They build a prototype of such a device to test their designs before building. To finish, groups...
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Field Trip Snack Holder

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Is light related to insulation? An informative hands-on STEM activity demonstrates how light affects temperature. First, the class investigates how light passes through different mediums and how that relates to temperature. Then,...
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Designing the Ultimate Play Space (Scale Drawings)

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Design projects are wonderful vehicles for math, engineering, and problem solving skills. Learners put their understanding of area, ratio, and scale to the test as they design a school play area. They scale their drawing up and down...
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Using the Internet - Art and Design

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
An interesting resource that might work best in an upper level art course, this handout provides a list of nine websites where young artists can read and study about all forms of art. These online resources range from a dictionary of...
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Off-Road Wheelchair Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Challenge your class to use their understanding of the engineering design process to design and build a small-scale, off-road prototype for an assistive technology device. Teams select materials to build their scale models, and, using...
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Can You Canoe?

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
A neat handout immerses learners in the history of canoe making. After reading, small groups of mini engineers work to craft a canoe that will not be immersed! This is an ideal exercise in engineering design for your STEM curriculum or...
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Engineering for Mesopotamia

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Use engineering principles to solve issues in farming. The STEM project teaches scholars about several challenges encountered by farmers in ancient Mesopotamia. They design machines that could overcome these challenges.
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The Newton Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Make Newton proud. Scholars apply their understanding of forces and energy to an engineering design challenge. They learn about simple machines, create a presentation on Newton's laws, and develop a balloon-powered car.
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Windy City Tower

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Your class will be blown away when they build their own city tower structure! Engineering scholars partner up to plan, build, and test their own paper towers. As they build, they gain valuable design skills, learn about wind tunnel...
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Save the Penguins: An Introduction to Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Heat things up in your physical science class with this interactive lesson series on thermodynamics. Through a series of class demonstrations and experiments, young scientists learn how heat is transferred through conduction, convention,...
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Narrative STEM Lessons

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Read on if engineering interests you. Instructors peruse a set of narrative STEM lessons for grades K-6. All activities are based on reading a children's book and then solving a problem using the engineering design process.
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STEM Activities for Middle School Students

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Use STEM activities within the class to provide connections to concepts. The resource includes activities that range from working with buoyancy to building rockets and launching them. Other activities involve the engineering design...
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Watercraft

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Whatever floats your boat—with some additional weight. The first activity in a five-part series challenges pupils to design a boat to hold pennies. Using the design process, learners design, build, and test their boats, making sure they...
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Building Begins with a Beam

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A sturdy beam made of foam seems like an oxymoron. Scholars design a 48-inch beam that can hold a one-pound weight. The beam should be sturdy enough so it doesn't bend too much. If it does, the egg placed underneath the beam will break.
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Bottled Up Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The potential of a new vehicle design is great. Using the design process, teams draw and build a car out of a bottle. Their cars must take advantage of potential energy to make them move. The groups then test and modify their designs...
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Engineer a Cane

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
Young scholars study engineering design and technology.  In this inventive instructional activity students work in teams and learn to problem solve and create a new design for a cane. 
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Mechanical Engineering: Crash Course Engineering #3

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Build a concrete understanding of mechanical engineering. Viewers watch an engaging video that describes mechanical engineering as the "design, construction, operation, and maintenance of mechanical systems." It also highlights some...
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Cell Membrane Experimental Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Grandma said to gargle with salt water for a sore throat. Was she right? In the last part of the seven-part unit, lab groups design an experiment to test a cells reaction to salt solutions. The pupils conduct their experiment to answer...
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The Biggest Problems We're Facing Today and the Future of Engineering: Crash Course Engineering #46

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Be the future of engineering. Scholars learn about the future of engineering, particularly in the areas of sustainability, infrastructure, security, health, and general quality of life. The informational video looks at several examples,...
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Engineering Games

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Engineering is like a big game! Yes, you read that correctly. In this video, the engineering process is examined with a focus on defining variables, and ways to discover the one variable that affects the outcome of a solution. Then, it...
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Seven Man-Made Engineering Wonders of the Ancient World

For Students 6th - 12th
Imagine precisely cutting and then moving a 120 ton boulder more than two miles without mechanical cutting tolls, skid loaders, or hydraulic cranes. Imagine carving a stone figure that includes a drainage system that permits rainwater to...
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Real-Life Math | Civil Engineer

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Build the foundations for an solid understanding of volume. Scholars view a video where a civil engineer describes math used in the profession and then poses a volume of cylinders question. They work in pairs to solve the problem and...
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Shipping For Survival

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Students explore package engineering and investigate design.  In this shipping lesson plan students are given a flower and are to come up with a packaging that will allow the flower to get to its destination as fresh as possible. 
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Circle of Pong

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
A STEM lesson presents a simulation of placing a scientific instrument in a lava flow. Teams design and build a device that can place a ping pong ball in a cup from a distance of at least three feet. They test and refine the device...
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Bobsled Blitz

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Design an aerodynamic bobsled. Groups create a bobsled that meets certain constraints from everyday materials. After learning about friction, aerodynamics, acceleration, and terminal velocity, pupils get a chance to improve on their...
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Hand Biometrics Technology

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Electronic engineering hopefuls get hands-on with hand geometry and the technology of biometrics. After taking the appropriate measurement on their hands, they configure their personal hand geometry codes and compare them to classmates....
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Freestanding Structures

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
How high can you go? In a STEM design challenge, teams design and build a structure using only dowel rods and rubber bands. The goal is to build the tallest freestanding structure using all of the dowel rods. Teams present their designs...
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Listening Devices

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
What noise is coming from that box? Teams design and build a device that hears a noise from inside a box. Groups must complete the task within a time limit and use the STEM design process. Participants must be able to hear the sound well...
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Analogous Models

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What goes into a museum display? A secondary-level STEM project prompts groups to design a museum display for the Tech Museum of Innovation. They create an analogous, interactive model illustrating a science concept to complete the lesson.
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STEM Construction Block Activities

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
Build on techies' knowledge of engineering design. A set of STEM lessons for grades one through six provides instructors with suggestions for engineering instruction. The activities require pupils to design and build structures, such as...
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Extreme Trampolines

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
You'll bounce off the walls with glee after finding a fun resource. Young engineers design trampolines for golf balls. They build and test out their design and make improvements based on the results.
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Rubber Band Car

For Students 5th - 8th
Class, start your engines. Future engineers design a car with old CDs as wheels. The power source? Some rubber bands will do the trick! This is the first installment of a five-part series.
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Packaging

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Wrap up an engineering lesson with a worthwhile project. An engineering design task challenges groups to develop a package for a pharmaceutical company given constraints on the volume. Learners then create a presentation to highlight...
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The Abracadabra of Engineering: Strong Structures from Flimsy Materials

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
NASA needs to create lightweight trusses to use on space craft. But how do you hold up a stack of books with nothing more than paper? This activity takes teams through the process of building a section of truss out of nothing more than...
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Impacting the Risk of Falling: How Do Accelerometers Work?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young engineers consider how to apply accelerometers and sensors to help prevent falls in elderly people. They consider forces of motion and gravity as part of the engineering design process.
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Assembly Required and the Design Process Too!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Do your part to make manufacturing more manageable. A capstone project challenges each group to identify and research a manufacturing process for a product. To complete the activity, they create a presentation for business and community...
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Epic Engineering: Building the Brooklyn Bridge

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewSometimes bridge building is a family business. An enlightening video describes the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge and the engineering principles behind suspension bridges. Viewers also learn about the people who led the project,...
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Design of an Earthen Dam for a Lafayette Neighborhood

For Teachers 3rd Standards
How do dams support bodies of water? Scholars engage in a hands-on STEM activity where they design, build, and test dams to learn about bodies of water and how humans use natural resources. They learn how criteria and constraints affect...
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Pipe Cleaner Towers

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Small groups work together to create a tower out of 15 pipe cleaners under a set of imposed limitations. First, restrict team members to use only one arm, and then remove the use of spoken language. There is also a time limit. The brief...
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Why We Can't Invent a Perfect Engine: Crash Course Engineering #10

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Your car's engine is likely to be only 20 percent thermally efficient. Why so inefficient? Viewers of the 10th video in an engineering series learn how the second law of thermodynamics and entropy limit the efficiency of a car engine....
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Sit On It

For Teachers 7th Standards
How do product designers come up with the variety of things we see in stores and on TV every day? They identify a need, then create something that meets that need. Sounds simple, right? A two-week lesson puts seventh graders in that role...
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Slender Tower Challenge

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Looking for an engineering project that will tower above the rest? Try a design experiment that has built-in fun! Groups examine a variety of skyscraper designs, then compete to create their own slender towers. The teacher's guide is...
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Construct a Car

For Students Pre-K - 4th
Kids can construct their own cars and put the pedal to the metal for a test drive! In a virtual garage, they can design from scratch, or be guided through the building of pre-planned models.
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Challenge Cards

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Can you build it? Yes you can! This interactive game includes four design challenges presented on separate cards. The cards outline the challenges with limited restrictions but with an end goal in mind. The competitions include building...
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Mass Transit Living Lab: Improving West Corridor Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
In a battle of Denver's east and west corridors, the east wins—at least in terms of mass transit. The first of five installments in the Mass Transit Living Lab series introduces the main purpose of the unit. It has pupils brainstorm...
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STEM Design Challenges Based on Children's Literature

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Children's literature contains a treasure trove of engineering activities. A STEM curriculum resource highlights some possible lessons based on children's literature. It includes instructions on how to incorporate literacy for a set of...
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Final Presentations

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
The final step. Designers prepare to present their products to an authentic audience. The facilitator's guide provides background information about different fairs in order to help decide which one to attend. 
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Norbert Rillieux, Thermodynamics and Chemical Engineering

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The man who invented the earliest examples of chemical engineering was an American-born, French-educated, free man of color before the Civil War, and went on to translate Egyptian hieroglyphics. There is something of interest for almost...
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Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Olympic Movement and Robotic Design

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Here is a high-interest topic to inspire your engineering class: robots that can learn. These particular machines imitate the motion of athletes headed for the Olympic Winter Games. Hear from a professor of dynamics, systems, and control...
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Stacking Cups

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What do disposable cups and engineering design have in common? That's up to your pupils to discover! Using tables and equations, learners model the pattern of the height of a stack of cups compared to the number of cups. They use what...
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Roman Art, Architecture, and Engineering

For Teachers 9th - 12th
There is no better tool to help you explain art or architecture than an image-filled slide show. Classic Greek art, architecture, and engineering are all described with excellent visual examples and text which defines each form by its...
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NOVA Energy Lab Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Can our energy resources keep up with our ever-growing population? Science scholars learn the basics of energy and Earth's energy resources during an electrifying lesson. The resource combines video clips and an engineering design...

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