Upper Elementary
Cross-Curricular

Engineering Everywhere

Displays how engineering solutions is vitally important across many different types of situations. Students are left in awe upon uncovering all the responsibilities an engineer can have. This collection grows student understanding of the profession and importance of engineering. These activities so nicely display a truth of science: the need to test and redesign as an expected part of the process on the pathway towards success.
A Collection By Angi Lewis
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Engineering Everywhere
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

    5 minute read
    Angi Lewis says:
    Add depth and meaning to classroom activities with this insightful resource that offers direction and inspiration on crafting lessons into experiences. Includes easy to implement guidance on wisdom of aligning project or lesson with standards before digging in, and benefits of lessons that do more showing and less telling.
  • theguardian.com
    theguardian.com

    Good teachers learn from their mistakes

    5 minute read
    Angi Lewis says:
    Great reminder for educators that mistakes will happen, and they will not just be made by students. But as opposed to losing sleep over the blunder, take comfort in the fact that mistakes mean something is being risked which is a natural part of learning.
  • Angi Lewis says:
    Engaging activity to introduce students to what an industrial engineer is responsible for. Combines art and math to uncover some of what goes into a successful production line, including elements of effectiveness, accuracy and other challenges.
  • Angi Lewis says:
    This lesson puts students in charge of solving a real world problem. Watch intrinsic motivation unleash on this project as students use household supplies to construct an environmentally sound and animal friendly container that can hold a six-pack of soda cans.
  • Angi Lewis says:
    Students practice engineering classroom solutions to address the most common vision trouble after determining the average eyesight by measuring and recording the vision of all students in class.
  • Angi Lewis says:
    Activity that turns students into structural engineers who craft weight bearing tables out of nothing but newspaper. Promotes willingness to learn from mistakes and keep on trying again, using details gathered from problems to influence improved redesign.
  • Angi Lewis says:
    For many young learners, the only thing more fun than building is destroying! And this lesson puts students into teams in order to use their knowledge of tornadoes and resulting destruction and damage to come up with a design for a structure that can handle the wind force a tornado would exert upon it, thereby keeping people within the structure unharmed.