Technology, CTE and Engineering classes are gaining in popularity at the middle school level. This fun exploration of Architecture is perfect for grades 6-8 to learn history, design and explore careers in this field through a variety of computer based projects culminating in the CAD design of a "Tiny House". https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Exploring-Architecture-Design-a-Tiny-House-1858793
Giving kids the freedom to design, build and iterate in a high school makerspace has helped excite students about engineering and bring a more diverse set of students into STEM subjects.
On the Horizon: Homeschoolers Furthering Their Education by Alisa Hines. We meet some homeschool students who are taking advantage of new bio-med and pre-engineering classes at their local technology centers.
This project lets students learn about the engineering and design of ocean liners and cruise ships as they research and design one with their team. After introducing the lesson with a short video (link included in resources), students work with their
Connecting with a STEM professional is an invaluable opportunity to maintain interest and get direction in how to accomplish educational and career goals
Included in this packet is the six-step design process used in beginning engineering classes with reminders on how to be successful at each step of the process. There are a total of 7 printable pages using a gear theme. Pages include: header, define the problem, generate concepts, develop a solution, construct and test a prototype, evaluate the solution, & present the solution.
STEM Engineering Challenge Projects ~ ALL NINE TEN PACKS on Flash Drive