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This section allows educators to share ideas for lessons or after-/out-of-school activities that are not yet ready for “prime time.” Get useful advice from experts in the field and other teachers working in similar situations.


  • You have an idea for an engineering experience, but aren't sure where to begin. 
  • You have developed an engineering design challenge, but aren't sure it will work well as a lesson.
  • You have outlined a community program focusing on engineering, but are looking for advice from others who have tried something similar.
  • You have implemented an original engineering lesson, but it didn't work as well as expected.

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  • Rosie Revere, Engineer

    PostedAugust 12, 2015

    UpdatedAugust 12, 2015

    Posted byKate Gramling

    Looking for a way to introduce engineering and engineering design to first grade students using a picture book.

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  • The Ultimate Shoe: Shoe Friction Design Project

    PostedApril 21, 2015

    UpdatedJuly 29, 2015

    Posted bySneha Tharayil

    I had developed this project for my 8th grade students during our "Motion and Forces" physical science unit in order to give them an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of friction in a project-based type assessment. At the time, the school at which I was teaching had not yet adopted NGSS as it was just beginning to be rolled out at the time. Hence, this project is primarily aligned with the old version of the California State Science Standards.
    However, I believe this project has potential to be further developed into a truly meaningful design-based project. Hence, I am relying and would therefore LOVE any ideas/feedback from the LinkEngineering community to help me improve this lesson/project. In particular, I would greatly appreciate any suggestions anyone may have as to what a fair-test could be for students to use to test out their designs and collect data.

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