Over 200 Engineering Activities, Lessons, and Units

Over 200 Engineering Activities, Lessons, and Units – Grades 3 through H.S

Here is an amazing collection of Engineering learning materials consisting of Activities, Lessons and Curriculum Units, listed here in three groups of the following three grade levels.

65 Engineering Activities, Lessons, and Units – Grades 3-4

  • All About Electrical Attraction and Repulsion
  • Architects and Engineers – Working Together
  • Blackout
  • Build a Charge Detector
  • Build a Toy Workshop
  • Build an Anemometer to Measure Wind Speed
  • Bulbs & Batteries in a Row
  • Bulbs & Batteries Side by Side
  • Bumps and Bruises in Sports – Protect Your Egg
  • Capturing the Sun’s Warmth
  • Cars from the Future – Eco-Friendly Design Ideas
  • Chemical Wonders – Materials and States of Matter
  • Completing the Circuit
  • Conductivity
  • Construct Simple Electrical Switches
  • Cooking with the – Comparing Solar Cooker Designs
  • Creating an Electromagnet
  • Design and Test Model Solar Water Heaters
  • Design-Build a Series Circuit Flashlight
  • Energy – Entire Curricular Unit
  • Energy Detectives at Work
  • Energy, Fuels and Emisisons
  • Engineering and the Human Body – Entire Curricular Unit
  • Falling Water
  • Get Your Motor Running
  • History and Testing Shapes of Strength for Buildings
  • How Much Heat Will It Hold
  • Let’s Move It
  • Magnetic Attraction
  • Magnitude of the Richter Scale
  • Natural Disasters_Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Tornadoes – Entire Curricular Unit
  • Pitch and Frequency
  • Potato Power
  • Powerful Pulleys
  • Put a Spark in It – Electricity – Entire Curricular Unit
  • Put a Spark in It – Electricity – Unit Overview
  • Pyramid Building – How to Use a Wedge
  • Renewable Energy
  • Requirements & Constraints – Making Model Parking Garages
  • Seeing and Feeling Sound Vibrations – worksheet
  • Seeing and Feeling Sound Vibrations
  • Simple Machines and Modern Day Engineering
  • Simple Machines
  • Slide Right on by Using an Inclined Plane
  • Solar System – Entire Curricular Unit
  • Solid, Liquid or Gas – Material Identification Using Five Senses
  • Static Cling
  • Stations of Light
  • Stop Heat from Escaping – Testing Insulation Materials
  • String Telephones
  • Swim to and from the Sea
  • Technical Writing about River Current Power
  • The Path of Electrons
  • The Science of Swinging
  • Traveling Sound
  • Two-Cell Battery
  • Wasting Energy at Home
  • Water Filtration Project – Make Your Own Water Filters
  • Waterwheel Work – Energy Transformations and Rotational Rates
  • What Is Energy – Short Demos
  • What Is Energy
  • What Is the Best Insulator – Air, Styrofoam, Foil or Cotton
  • Will It Conduct
  • Wind Power – Designing a Wind Turbine
  • Windmill Distributed Energy

127 Engineering Activities, Lessons, and Units – Grades 5-8

  • A Good Foundation
  • A Tornado in My State
  • Action-Reaction Rocket
  • Airplane Tails & Wings – Are You in Control
  • Airplanes Everywhere
  • Are Dams Forever
  • Biomedical Engineering and the Human Body – Entire Curricular Unit
  • Blow-and-Go Parachute
  • Breaking Beams
  • Bridges – Entire Curricular Unit
  • Bridging the Gaps
  • Build It Better
  • Can You Take the Pressure
  • Carbon Cycles
  • Catapults
  • Chromatography Lab
  • Clay Boats – Activity
  • Collisions and Momentum – Bouncing Balls
  • Compound Machines – Not So Simple
  • Cosmic Rhythm
  • Couch Potato or Inertia Victim
  • Crash Bang Momemtum
  • Creating Model Working Lungs – Just Breathe
  • Dam Impacts
  • Design a Parachute
  • Designing Bridges
  • Drifting Continents
  • Earthquakes Living Lab – The Theory of Plate Tectonic
  • Earthquakes Living Lab Designing for Disaster
  • Energy and Motion – Putting It All Together
  • Energy Forms, States and Conversions
  • Engineering to Prevent Natural Disasters
  • Exploring Light – Absorb, Reflect, Transmit or Refract
  • Facts Lesson about Forces and Structures
  • Fault Movement
  • Floodplain Modeling
  • Forces All Around – Entire Curricular Unit
  • Forces of Friction, Roads & Tires
  • Fun with Bernoulli
  • Future Flights – Imagine Your Own Flying Machines
  • Gravity and Slinky Spring Scales
  • Greenewables – Making Renewable Energy Poster
  • Heavy Helicopters
  • Hovercraft Racers
  • How a Faucet Works
  • How Do Sensors Work – Entire Curricular Unit
  • How Do Things Fall
  • How Does a Color Sensor Work
  • How Does a Rotation
  • How Does a Sound Sensor Work
  • How Does a Touch Sensor Work
  • How Does an Ultrasonic Sensor Work
  • How Mountains are Formed
  • Hydropower
  • It Takes Two to Tangle
  • Just Plane Simple
  • Kinetic and Potential Energy of Motion
  • Laser Types and Uses
  • Launch into Learning – Catapults
  • Leaning Tower of Pasta
  • Levers That Lift
  • Locks and Dams
  • Make Your Own Temperature Scale
  • May the Force Be with You_ Drag
  • May the Force Be with You_ Lift
  • May the Force Be with You_ Thrust
  • May the Force Be with You_ Weight
  • Measuring Friction Using Different Materials
  • Mercalli Scale Illustrated
  • Mini-Landslide
  • Motion Capture Video Animation
  • Motion Commotion
  • Naked Egg Drop
  • Newspaper Tower
  • Paper Airplanes – Building, Testing, & Improving
  • Perching Parrot
  • Physics of Roller Coasters
  • Power to the People
  • Properties of Mixtures vs Solutions – Mix It Up
  • Ready to Erupt – Volcanoes
  • Red Cabbage Chemistry
  • Riding the Gravity Wave
  • Rock Solid
  • Rube Goldberg and the Meaning of Machines
  • Saltwater Circuit
  • Scale Model of the Earth
  • Seismology in the Classroom
  • Simple Machines – Entire Curricular Unit
  • Soil Investigations
  • Solving Everyday Problems Using the Engineering Design Cycle
  • Sound Visualization Stations
  • Spaghetti Bridges
  • Spin Me a Story – Angular Momentum
  • Strength of Materials
  • Stress, Inc
  • Strong as the Weakest Link
  • Super Spinners
  • Surgical Device Engineering – Entire Curricular Unit
  • Swing in Time
  • Take Off with Paper Airplanes
  • Team Up
  • Testing Model Structures – Jell-O Earthquake
  • The Advantage of Machines
  • The Big Mo
  • The Grid – Technical Writing
  • The Rock Cycle
  • Tightrope Trials
  • Tornado Damage
  • Tsunami Testing Model Villages in Big Waves
  • Up, Up and Away! – Airplanes – Entire Curricular Unit
  • Water and Dams in Today’s World
  • What a Drag
  • What Are Gears and What Do They Do
  • What Floats Your Boat
  • What Is a Sensor
  • What Is Engineering and What Is Design
  • What Is Heat
  • What Is Newton’s First Law
  • What Is Newton’s Second Law
  • What Is Newton’s Third Law
  • What Makes Airplanes Fly
  • Where Has All the Water Gone
  • Why Do We Build Dams
  • Will It Fly
  • Windstorm
  • Work and Power – Waterwheel Worksheet
  • Work and Power – Waterwheel
  • You Are There – First Flight

12 Engineering Activities, Lessons, and Units – High School

  • Archimedes Principle, Pascals Law and Bernoullis Principle
  • Building a Piezoelectric Generator
  • Element, Mixture, Compound
  • Insulation Materials Investigation
  • Math Relationships – Scale Model Building Project
  • Measuring Distance with Sound Waves
  • Measuring Viscosity
  • Next-Generation Surgical Tools in the Body – Entire Curricular Unit
  • Projectile Motion
  • Reaction Exposed – The Big Chill
  • Triangles & Trusses
  • Volume & Data – Build the Biggest Box Using One Piece of Paper

Over 200 Engineering Activities, Lessons, and Units

-love learning -your best ed lessons guru, Scott

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