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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
  • Mathematical Applications
  • Technology
 

Program Your Own Game

Lesson focuses on how software engineers design computer games and other software. Student teams work together to develop a simple computer program using free software that is available in multiple languages.

 

11 - 18

 
  • Engineering Design
  • Motion And Forces
  • Simple Machines
 

Pulleys and Force

Lesson focuses on the concept of force and the use of pulleys to reduce required force.

 

8 - 11

 
  • Energy
  • Engineering Design
  • Properties Of Materials
  • Technology
 

Radio Reception and Transmission

Lesson explores the electronics behind radio and its impact on society. Students work in teams to build and test a radio receiver and optional transmitter from either a snap or soldering kit (depending on level and age). They review challenges encountered in the building and testing process, evaluate their results, and share observations with their class.

 

8 - 18

 
  • Engineering Design
  • Motion And Forces
  • Properties Of Materials
  • Simple Machines
 

Rescue Rover

This lesson focuses on the tools and equipment used during technical rescue operations. Teams of students construct rescue devices from everyday materials. They then test their devices to determine whether they can rescue a puppy from a sewer.

 

8 - 18

 
  • Energy
  • Engineering Design
  • Mathematical Applications
  • Motion And Forces
  • Robotics
  • Simple Machines
 

Robot Basketball

This lesson demonstrates the difference between precision and accuracy. Students design a device that can shoot a basketball free-throw shot accurately every time.

 

10 - 18

 
  • Engineering Design
  • Mathematical Applications
  • Motion And Forces
 

Rotational Equilibrium

Demonstrate the concept of rotational equilibrium.

 

14 - 18

 
  • Energy
  • Engineering Design
  • Mathematical Applications
  • Motion And Forces
 

Rubber Band Racers

The focus of this lesson is on rubber band powered car design. Teams of students construct rubber band powered cars from everyday materials. Students must design their cars to travel in a straight line for a distance of at least 3 meters within a 1 meter wide track.

 

8 - 18

 
  • Engineering Design
  • Motion And Forces
  • Properties Of Materials
 

Sail Away

Lesson focuses on watercraft engineering and sailing. Students work in teams to design a sailboat out of everyday objects that can catch a breeze from a fan, stay afloat with a set load, and sail four feet.

 

8 - 18

 
  • Technology
 

Search Engines

Lesson focuses on exploring how the development of search engines has revolutionized the Internet. Students work in teams to understand the technology behind search engines and explore how they can retrieve useful information using search engines.

 

8 - 18

 
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Energy
  • Technology
 

Series and Parallel Circuits

Demonstrate and discuss simple circuits and the differences between parallel and serial circuit design and functions. Note: This lesson plan is designed for classroom use only, with supervision by a teacher familiar with electrical and electronic concepts.

 

8 - 14