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Engineering Activities

Feel free to use and modify these lesson plans as much as you like.* If you have any questions, concerns, or comments please send an email to

*The materials created by the Engineering Place are free for use but must be appropriately credited to the Engineering Place and can not be used for commercial purposes.

The Engineering Place Activities Fall 2014

In addition to the lessons listed below, there are now almost 200 activities in PDF format available to the public on Google Drive.

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Engineering on the Road Program

At The Engineering Place, we are happy to provide engineering challenges for K-12 student groups and classrooms up to 30 to 40 students per group. Visits to The Engineering Place can be scheduled only on Fridays due to limited access to classroom space. When scheduling your visit to The Engineering Place, please contact us at least one month in advance.


(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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