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

Exploring Architecture: Design a Tiny House

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

Roller Coaster: Kinetic and Potential Energy - Engineering Class

Try your hand at designing your own roller coaster. You will be building a conceptual coaster using the physics concepts that are used to design real coasters.

We were able to experience hands-on learning fun with the Minecraft engineering class taught at the National Video Game Museum by Play-Well TEKnologies.

Minecraft Engineering with Play-Well TEKnologies

Combine Minecraft with real-world science when you make Creeper-inspired alka seltzer rockets! Your kids will love making their own explosive Creepers.

How Engineering Class in 9th Grade Can Excite Diverse Learners

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.

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.

Explore the engineering and design of cruise ships throughout history and then design your own in Sketchup (CAD) and build it with your team.  Resources, instructions, materials list, planning sheets, grading rubrics and answer keys included.  Perfect for middle school STEM and Engineering classes.

Design and Build a Cruise Ship - STEM and Engineering Group Project

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

FREE!!! A career in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) seems daunting and unattainable to many students. Connecting with a STEM professional is an invaluable opportunity to maintain interest and get direction in how to accomplish educational and career goals. STEM professionals can improve self-confidence by breaking down stereotypes and making a career more relatable to the student.

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.

Design Process for Engineering

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.

This is a HUGE collection of 90 STEM Engineering Challenges!  The last four Ten Packs (#1-#9) that I sell for $15 each are ALL included on this fla...

STEM Engineering Challenge Projects ~ ALL NINE TEN PACKS on Flash Drive

This is an ENORMOUS collection of all 9 of my STEM Engineering Challenge Ten Packs (a total of 90 challenges)! The Engineering Challenges that ar.

Valentine's Day STEM / STEAM Activity: Explore engineering and physics with heart shaped marshmallows and toothpicks. Kids will love building all kinds of shapes and structures- perfect for a Valentine's Day party! ~ buggyandbuddy.com

Heart Marshmallow Toothpick Structures

Valentine's Day STEM / STEAM Activity: Explore engineering and physics with heart shaped marshmallows and toothpicks.

What does innovation look like, and how can one generate innovative ideas in the classroom? This collection is built around "design thinking" and is intended to help educators and learners explore the invention of real, practical solutions to some of the world's most pressing problems.

This collection, called “From Idea to Solution: The Design Process” helps students to understand the process of innovation.

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