Lessons

Each item on this list is a plan for implementing a lesson, activity, or unit in a preK-12 classroom that features an engineering design challenge or other significant engineering element.

This collection is different from the many other online resources that provide instructional materials incorporating engineering ideas and practices. Websites, like TeachEngineering, that contain a large number of lesson plans are listed elsewhere on this site.

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  • PostedMay 5, 2016

    UpdatedMay 5, 2016

    Posted byDeborah Besser

    In this lesson plan students supply science and mathematics to a real world engineering design solution. Students experience key lessons including the application of an engineering design process.

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  • PostedMay 5, 2016

    UpdatedMay 5, 2016

    Posted byDeborah Besser

    In lesson plan students will apply science and mathematics to a real world engineering design solution. Students experience key lessons including the application of an engineering design process and real world engineering challenges.

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  • PostedOctober 20, 2015

    UpdatedOctober 20, 2015

    Posted byLaura Bottomley

    This activity can be done by students in grades 3 to 12, although the 3rd graders may need assistance. It uses knowledge of electric circuits in a design challenge in which students design their own personal desk lamp. The design elements include the need for a switch and a mechanism to focus light. Students may also explore various colors of LEDs and create both series and parallel circuits as extension activities.

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