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A quick Internet search will yield lots of activities, lessons, and even curriculum programs that incorporate engineering into preK-12 education. But which ones work? And how do you get started? This section helps answer those questions.

Browse through activity and lesson reviews, get expert advice on methods, and see examples of what worked (and didn’t) in educational settings around the country.

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  • PostedJune 25, 2017

    UpdatedJune 25, 2017

    Posted byJeffrey Phillips

    This lesson will help students learn about the various ways to generate electricity. They will learn about the pros and cons of each option. Then they will put their new knowledge to use by selecting what types of new power plants will be built in their "country". The teacher divides the class into six teams. Each team will be assigned different country with different local energy resources and different political leanings (the "countries" are roughly modeled after Germany, Hawaii, Japan, Arizona, Iceland and Brazil). Once they've made their selections the students will have to defend them in presentations to their peers. Besides learning about the various ways to generate electricity, the students will also discover that selecting the best power plant involves not only technology and economics but also values and politics. This is a multi-disciplinary lesson disguised as a science project!

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  • Soil Stabilization and Concrete Reduction

    PostedApril 18, 2017

    UpdatedSeptember 26, 2017

    Posted byJean Larson

    Students compare natural solutions for soil stabilization and fugitive dust control. Students will explain the environmental impact of proposed methods for concrete reduction and fewer dust emissions as well as economic implications of soil stabilization.

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  • Design a Filtration System

    PostedApril 18, 2017

    UpdatedSeptember 24, 2017

    Posted byJean Larson

    This lesson is designed to help students understand that role that water plays in shaping the earth. In this activity, students investigate different methods for removing pollutants from water using the properties of how water interacts with earth materials.

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