Engineering for Good
Engineering for Good
https://kqed.org/engineeringforgood

PostedMonday, August 13, 2018 at 7:28 PM

Updated08/13/2018

Engineering for Good is a three-week, project-based learning unit for middle school science classrooms focused on developing solutions for negative impacts of plastics on the environment. In this NGSS-aligned unit, students use the engineering design process to define a problem, brainstorm solutions, develop prototypes and iterate on their designs. The project culminates with students producing videos about their solutions to share with the community.

Engineering for Good is a three-week, project-based learning unit for middle school science classrooms focused on developing solutions for negative impacts of plastics on the environment. In this NGSS-aligned unit, students use the engineering design process to define a problem, brainstorm solutions, develop prototypes and iterate on their designs. The project culminates with students producing videos about their solutions to share with the community.

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  • Posted Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 3:20 PM
    Plastics and Ethics
    This is such an important subject area; one that middle school students will be able to appreciate through their own experiences and direct observation. We at the NAE Center for Engineering Ethics and Society (CEES) are looking at the problem of plastic pollution in the ocean through the lens of ethics. It might be interesting to ask your students who they believe has ethical responsibility for "developing solutions for negative impacts of plastics on the environment," and why? Also, who they hold as ethically responsible for "the problem," as they come to define it.

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