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For many science teachers the integration of technology and engineering into the science curriculum will mean a new way of teaching, new concepts and skills for their students to learn, and new assessments that will measure their students’ progress and their own capabilities as teachers. The source of this concern is a publication by the National Research Council of a new blueprint for science education standards, appropriately titled A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Core Ideas and Crosscutting Concepts (NRC 2012). The Framework is currently severing as the blueprint for Next Generation Science Standards, aimed at replacing the current patchwork of state science standards with a common core, as has already been done in mathematics and English language arts. Since these documents raise engineering ...

Teaching Engineering Made Easy
Teaching engineering made easy
Celeste Baine

Teaching Engineering Made Easy: A Friendly Introduction to Engineering Activities for Middle School Teachers (Volumes 1 and 2) presents 20 engineering activities designed to introduce teachers to the world of technology and engineering teaching and to engage students in thinking like engineers.

Designed for middle school teachers with no engineering background, these easy and exciting, time- and work-saving books can be used in the classroom or informal science environments. They can be used to enhance an event or competition, at science and engineering summer camps, in after-school clubs, or in any other educational setting.

By engaging in these activities, students can see that engineering is not something to be afraid of but a realistic way to solve ...

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