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Find engaging engineering lesson plans for your pre-university students that will make engineering fun.

 
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  • Engineering Design
  • Motion And Forces
  • Technology
 

Shake it up with Seismographs!

Lesson focuses on exploring how the development of seismographs has helped save lives around the world. Students work in teams to design their own seismograph out of everyday items, and test its ability to record a simulated classroom earthquake. Students evaluate their own seismographs, those of classmate teams, and present findings to the class.

 

8 - 18

 
  • Engineering Design
  • Properties Of Materials
 

Ship the Chip

Lesson focuses on engineering package designs that meet the needs of safely shipping a product. Students work in teams of "engineers" to design a package using standard materials that will safely ship a single chip through the mail to the school address.

 

8 - 18

 
  • Engineering Design
  • Properties Of Materials
 

Shipping for Survival

Lesson focuses on how packaging engineers develop customized shipping and packaging containers to meet the needs of many different industries. Students learn about different packages that have been engineered to transport hearts for surgery, blood for analysis, and foods to retain freshness. Students then work in teams to build a container that will allow a flower to be shipped without damage and with water using everyday items. Flowers must remain fresh and not wilted for 24 hours after being sealed in the box.

 

8 - 18

 
  • Motion And Forces
  • Simple Machines
 

Simple Kitchen Machines

Lesson focuses on simple machines and how they can be found in many everyday items. Students explore the different types of simple machines, how they work, and how they are integrated into many items. Students explore common kitchen machines and identify how many simple machine types are incorporated into each item.

 

8 - 11

 
  • Motion And Forces
  • Simple Machines
 

Simple Machines

Simple machines: their principles and uses.

 

8 - 11

 
  • Engineering Design
  • Human Body
  • Properties Of Materials
  • Robotics
 

Smooth Operator

This lesson focuses on surgical instrument design. Teams of students construct surgical instruments from everyday materials. They then test their surgical instruments to determine how well they can perform a simulated "surgical procedure".

 

8 - 18

 
  • Energy
  • Environments And Resources
  • Engineering Design
  • Light And Heat
  • Properties Of Materials
 

Solar Structures

This lesson focuses on how the sun's energy can be used to heat and cool buildings. Teams of students construct passive solar houses from everyday materials. They then test their solar houses to determine how well they regulate temperature.

 

8 - 18

 
  • Technology
 

Solving a Simple Maze

Lesson focuses on algorithmic thinking, programming, and application. Students are challenged to develop an algorithm to solve a simple maze.

 

14 - 18

 
  • Mathematical Applications
  • Technology
 

Solving Problems with Decision Trees

This lesson focuses on how computing decision trees are used to specify and solve problems.

 

14 - 18

 
  • Engineering Design
  • Motion And Forces
  • Properties Of Materials
 

Sort it Out!

Lesson focuses on the engineering behind industrial sorting processes. Working as an engineering group, students then work in teams to design and build a system to sort different sized coins for packaging.

 

8 - 18