ieee – Integrating Engineering in Elementary Education

Engineering is everywhere. Most of science as we know it wouldn’t be possible without engineering. Engineering is applied science. Engineering is the designed and built stuff that scientists use to discover new things about the natural word. Engineering is problem solving, finding ways to use resources, invent new ways of doing things, making difficult informed choices to make the world a better place.

Teaching engineering as a separate subject rarely happens in K-8, but there are opportunities everyday to point out engineering and integrate some engineering basics as real world examples and stories in every subject. Here are some resources to help.

Uncovering the silver—and gold—lining of a Tiffany-embellished bicycle | National Museum of American History
an 1896 women’s safety bicycle that was manufactured by Columbia with decorations added by Tiffany & Co. It was owned by a woman…
BrainRush | Play to Learn
Geometric Cross Sections”
25 Lego Learning Activities
favorite things about Legos, is the fact that they provide an open-ended opportunity for kids to create and engineer a wide variety of st…
Elementary School – PhET Simulations
Simulations > By Grade Level > Elementary School – PhET provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics sim…
5 ways to support kids who struggle with student-directed learning | The Cornerstone
We have to support students in being independent and self-motivated. How do we get kids to go from saying “Just tell me what to do!”…
Home – Google Science Fair
20 Global Finalists, who will be presenting their projects to a panel of esteemed judges at Google HQ. Take a look at their amazing proje…
Sphero 2.0 | Connected Toy for iOS, Android, and Windows
robotics, programing, clear shell – see insides, iPad and android apps
SWENext | Society of Women Engineers
SWENext is a way to become part of the Society of Women Engineers as a student up to the age of 18. Become part of SWE and #BeThatE…
Radios: Build your own! | Science News for Students
Radios: Build your own! – A radio does three basic things. First, it harvests radio waves. Those waves are part of the electromagnetic sp…
Radios: Build your own! | Science News for Students
A radio does three basic things. First, it harvests radio waves. Those waves are part of the electromagnetic spectrum, which is all…
NXT building tips
NXT Building Tips is a brief PDF guide to tips and tricks for building with the LEGO NXT, including: Basic LEGO brick stacking Usin…
Synthetic material mimics coral’s ocean-cleaning attributes
a synthetic substance that mimics coral’s ability to collect harmful heavy metals from water. Tests on the effectiveness of the…
Scissoring origami-inspired bridge could help out in disasters
inspired by the Japanese folded-paper art of origami. When not in use, the MB4.0 is contracted like an accordion and can be towed on a tr…
That’s interesting | engineering 4 kids
That’s interesting July 25, 2015 Imagine Engineering: Advice for Girls
Imagine Engineering: Advice for Girls
We asked engineers from different fields what advice they would give to girls interested in engineering. Here’s what they told us:…
Free Technology for Teachers: Five Nice NASA Resources for Teachers and Students
five of the most popular NASA resources for teachers and students
LEGOengineering – Inspiration and support for LEGO-based engineering in the classroom
The aim of this site is to inspire and support teachers to go beyond the basics in bringing LEGO-based engineering to all students.
Roman Seawater Concrete Holds the Secret to Cutting Carbon Emissions | Berkeley Lab
The Romans made concrete by mixing lime and volcanic rock. For underwater structures, lime and volcanic ash were mixed to form mortar, an…
Science360 for iPad on the App Store on iTunes
The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science360 for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and v…
Why K-12 Engineering? –
Engineering is a natural platform for the integration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) content into K-12…

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