Encourage creativity, communication, innovation, and collaboration in students by incorporating engineering design process thinking into existing classwork. Gain strategies for supporting engineering practices that foster creative problem-solving and critical thinking.
Part I: Preparation
Chapter 1: Building an Engineering Design Culture
Chapter 2: Deconstructing the Engineering Design Process
Chapter 3: Designing Projects
Part II: Activities and Projects
Chapter 4: Starting With Activities That Support Engineering Thinking and Skills
Chapter 5: Introducing Projects for Elementary School
Chapter 6: Introducing Projects for Middle and High School
Part III: Reflection
Chapter 7: Reflecting On, Revising, and Optimizing Your Curriculum
Appendix A: Action Plan Summary
Appendix B: Project Planning
Appendix C: Engineering Notebook Forms
You can apply the following resources and lesson plans on appropriate technology to real-world problems.
These resources form a good background picture of the Challenger disaster, which has an accompanying case study.
Architect and Engineer
Engineering Lesson Plans and Project Ideas
Nature-Inspired Engineering and Biomimicry
Student Study, Camp, and Scholarship Programs