“Let's Make a Difference” February 16–22 during National Engineers Week! The theme calls on engineers, educators, and technologists to show kids (and adults!) all the ways that engineering improves our everyday lives and impacts the modern world. From advancing medicine, building the roads we drive on, and creating new forms of entertainment, engineering is everywhere.
Inspire your class with this collection of resources. Students can see how engineers are creating new materials with properties based on beetle scales, gecko feet, and spider legs. They also can watch a series of videos explaining materials like quasicrystals and graphene. Build a water clock, learn about chemical engineering, design a spacecraft, or hear how researchers have transmitted information from one person's brain to another.
You also can check out our collection on Inventors and Inventions for more resources. Thinkfinity has an Engineers Week 2014 collection and discussions on preparing students for careers in engineering and encouraging K-12 students to pursue engineering.