STEM IN THE CLASSROOM
TryEngineering offers a variety of lesson plans that align with education standards to allow teachers and students to apply engineering principles in the classroom.
TeachEngineering is a searchable, web-based digital library collection populated with standards-based engineering curricula for use by K-12 teachers and engineering faculty to make applied science and math come alive through engineering design in K-12 settings. The TeachEngineering collection provides educators with free access to a growing curricular resource of activities, lessons, units and living labs.
Teachers TryScience is a web site for teachers. This site provides free and engaging lessons, along with teaching strategies and resources, which are designed to spark students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). What’s more, the site features collaboration tools to enable teachers to discuss and share effective instructional practices.
eGFI: Dream up the Future!
Here you will find a variety of tools to boost your students’ math and science skills, enliven the classroom with engineering projects, expand your own professional horizons and stay informed.
A Digital List: Helpful Engineering Tasks
Any time you build something or take something apart, you are actually doing things that engineers do. You can build with many different materials, from blocks to straws and marshmallows. This process involves thinking about what you want to build first and then designing a structure that achieves your goals. This list contains multiple activities to test your engineering and problem solving skills.
Cars and Vehicle Science Experiments
Cars are great subjects for science experiments because they are built to move. Cars need fuel to power their engines, the engine turns the gasoline into mechanical energy that moves the gears, the gears turn the wheels, and then the car moves. It may seem like magic, but cars really move by using the laws of science. That’s why science experiments use model cars to explain the science of movement -- like the ideas of motion and rest, force and friction, and action and reaction.
Junk Box Wars
Assorted activities from the Science Spot project library. Each download includes student information, score sheets, and a teacher page.
Be sure to check out the Junk Box Wars Resources section for other project materials.