8/31/10

Engineering Projects and Links for Homeschool


Do you have a curious, budding engineer?  I have found some awesome links for Espresso (13) to use this year and in high school!  As I searched, I also found great ideas for younger minds.
(If you discover an outdated link, please leave a comment and let me know. Thanks!)

Elementary Engineering Games (I have not downloaded all games nor have I tested all games.)
50 Fun Engineering Games
Bridge Building Game
Build It and Bust It - Building Bridges Engineering Activity
Simple Machines - Learn about simple and compound machines (FUN)

Engineering Videos / Lessons
Discover Engineering - TOTALLY COOL engineering videos and activities for kids
Fun Engineering Games

Build Robots (links)

Science Junction

Electric Circuits - fun

Engineering Lessons and Plans
Children's Engineering Educators, LLC 
Free Design Briefs and Ready to Use Activities - Engineering Lessons for Kids

TryEngineering offers a variety of lesson plans that align with education standards to allow teachers and students to apply engineering principles in the classroom. (plans for all ages)

The TeachEngineering digital library provides teacher-tested, standards-based engineering content for K-12 teachers engineering content for K12 teachers to use in science and math classrooms. Engineering lessons connect real-world experiences with curricular content already taught in K-12 classrooms.

Ocean Engineering

Build the best paper airplane in the world - paper airplane plans

Electricity and Physics experiments

How to Make Your Nanorover

Engineering for kids activity sheets - Download ZOOM into Engineering printable activity sheets.




Jr. High Engineering

Free Engineering eBook for Jr. High student and teacher (great resource)
Taken from Intel Website - Engineering for kids

BUILDING BIG is a great opportunity to get kids thinking about structures they see every day - lots of lessons, learning and activities to try.

Engineering for Kids - "Discover the world of engineering for kids with our range of free games, cool science fair projects, fun experiments, interesting facts, amazing videos, quizzes and more!"

FREE Math / Physics / Optics/ Engineering Software Simulations & Lessons (some really cool stuff here)

Science, Optics and You - Engineering Lessons and Activities - "The following activities are provided to help you investigate light, optics, and color. They were written by educators with input from scientists, researchers, students, and teachers. Students, teachers, and parents are encouraged to work together to begin an exploration of concepts that help us learn about how we see our world."

Totally cool!!  AutoDesk Draw Lab

Fun & Learning About Bridges

Soda Play - Engineering and Design fun

THE BEST!!  Bridge building program and contest





Upper High School / College Age

Designing and Building File-Folder Bridges:

A Problem-Based Introduction to Engineering (written for high school but can be used for Jr. High)


Steam Engines~~~Free Building Plans


Education Portal - engineering for college students

Stanford Engineering - courses

SEE programming includes one of Stanford’s most popular engineering sequences: the three-course Introduction to Computer Science taken by the majority of Stanford undergraduates, and seven more advanced courses in artificial intelligence and electrical engineering.


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