Here at The Engineering Place, we have collected some of our favorite resource materials for teachers to use in their classrooms. We hope these materials are helpful to your students as they explore the vast field of engineering.

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Activity Lesson Plans

Most of these lesson plans were developed or used in our GK-12 Engineering Teaching Fellows Program with great success.

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Engineering Design Process

The Engineering Design Process

Developed by the Boston Museum of Science's Engineering is Elementary program, the Engineering Design Process is a series of steps for developing a new product or system. Engineers use this process again and again to create a new design or improve an existing one. Educators are encouraged to explain this 5-step process to students, as well as display it in their classrooms.


(n) Engineering involves the application of creativity in partnership with math, science, social studies, language arts and fine arts to search for quicker, better and less expensive ways to use the forces and materials of nature to meet today's challenges. Engineers are problem solvers who use every resource possible to bring into existence things and ideas that they imagine.


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