This resource provides a checklist to use as a guide when selecting digital tools and an evaluation rubric to be filled out to determine the educational effectiveness of the tool once its been introduced into the curriculum.
A list of sites that offer engineering ideas for teacher and student use. Offers a variety of lessons, units and/or activities at all levels.
Links to two documents that will assist students in creating goals for their learning. These documents walk students through setting up their learning outcomes, the tools they will use and how they will show evidence of their learning.
NASA and DESIGN SQUAD developed this online workshop for educators and afterschool leaders who want to build their skills and confidence in guiding kids through engineering activities.
Whether you're experienced or new at this, you'll come away with insights and strategies for strengthening your kids' critical-thinking abilities and getting them excited about using the design process, the series of steps engineers use to arrive at solutions.
In this self-guided workshop, you'll:
Experience the design process in action. Learn and reflect on ways you can use the design process to tap into your kids' problem-solving skills and creativity.
Watch an engineering activity. See how easy it is to integrate the design process into the hands-on activities you do with your kids.
Get resources. Discover a variety of engineering activities from NASA and DESIGN SQUAD for kids in grades K–12.