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May 11, 2016
Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship
This video lesson introduces students to the worlds of engineering innovation and entrepreneurship. It seeks to encourage students to see the world with a fresh perspective for innovation through interactive classroom brainstorming activities and real life stories. Students will build self-efficacy in their own entrepreneurial potential by developing their perspective for innovation, developing a prototype solution for a problem they have recognized, and delivering an elevator pitch. The video will familiarize students with all the steps in the innovation process: from conception to launch. By the end of this lesson, students will be prepared for an optional long-term innovation project (see below). There are no formal prerequisites for this video; any high school or advanced middle school student can participate in and benefit from this video’s learning activities. The video and learning activities can be completed in one 55-minute class period. Students can interact with MIT BLOSSOMS
February 17, 2016
Techbridge Activity: Water Filter
In this activity, designed by Techbridge (http://www.techbridgegirls.org) to be used with middle school youth in informal settings, youth learn about the importance of having clean water. They apply the engineering design process to design, build, and construct a water filter that will remove all the contaminants from a bucket of dirty water.