Gina Sobba posted a question on "Ask a Question"

PostedTuesday, May 7, 2019 at 9:39 PM

I'm working on a proposal to add an engineering course at the middle school level. If you teach that, could you share details - curriculum, content, pacing, community involvement, etc? Thank you!
This would be a brand new course in my district. Trying to find a framework to base the course from.
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  • Cary Sneider , Portland State University
    Posted Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 4:02 PM

    Hi, Gina, Here are a couple of suggestions.  You’ll need to review them to see which is most appropriate for your students.  The first is Engineering is Everywhere, from the Museum of Science in Boston.  These are modules, created by the same team that developed Engineering is Elementary.

    The second is Engineering the Future: Science, Technology, and the Design Process.  This was also developed at the Museum of Science in Boston.  Although intended for ninth grade, it is also suitable for 8th graders.  It has four semester-long projects.  The first one, Jump Into Engineering, needs to be completed first, but the others—Design a Green Building, Design with Light and Sound, and Patent Your Vehicle Design—can be done in any order.  I confess to being the project director on this one.  We just spent three years updating it to fully support NGSS. – Cary

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