+ Web Sites for Teaching: Engineering

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This week from EduHound’s Clasroom Tools and Tips,” the topic is engineering.

On May 13, 2009, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) will celebrate its anniversary: 125 years of ingenuity and innovation in engineering and technology.

  • TryEngineering.org — The site is a resource for students (ages 6-18), their parents, their teachers and their school counselors.  http://www.tryengineering.org
  • TryScience.org — Features a gateway to experience the excitement of contemporary science and technology through on- and offline interactivity with science and technology centers worldwide.  http://www.tryscience.org
  • PreK-12 Engineering — This web site is a free resource for educators and administrators who are looking to integrate engineering concepts and activities into preK through 12th grade classrooms.  http://www.prek-12engineering.org
  • TeachEngineering.com — This K-12 teacher resource helps teachers enhance learning, excite students and stimulate interest in science and math through the use of hands-on engineering.  http://www.teachengineering.com
  • Alliance for Innovative Manufacturing at Stanford University: How Everyday Things Are Made — AIM has developed an introductory web site for kids and adults showing how various items are made.  It covers over 40 different products and manufacturing processes, and includes almost 4 hours of videos.  http://manufacturing.stanford.edu
  • SWE: Internet Activities Center — Each activity includes: grade appropriate materials on science or engineering, a list of materials, instructions, graphics, the National Science Standard which the activity supports, and a fun interactive quiz or activity to check your knowledge.  http://www/swe/org/iac  
  • NASA’s Engineering Design Challenges Program — Provides hands-on engineering challenges for students in middle and high school.  These challenges are free for anyone and are downloadable off the Internet.  http://edc.nasa.gov

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