What is an Engineer?

So what is an engineer? An informative video provides a brief introduction to engineering. It shows what kids think an engineer is and what engineers think of the profession.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use as part of a STEM career awareness lesson or unit
  • Stop the video at 1:11 and ask the class what they think an engineer is
Classroom Considerations

  • The class may not realize there are so many different types of engineers
Pros

  • The video provides many different perspectives, even from the same type of engineer
  • The engineers point out that engineering takes knowledge from science, math, and technology and uses them together
Cons

  • The closed captioning does not accurately display what the people are saying