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Engineering Now
Engineering now
Peter Y. Wong

Figure 13.1 Student Balances Frame on Blimp

Image by Valerie Franks. Courtesy of the Museum of Science, Boston.

Engineering Now is a series of supplemental engineering units that can be used throughout Grades 6–8 by science and technology teachers. Each unit has a technology theme, kicks off with a WGBH Design Squad video, has hands-on and team-based activities (see Figure 13.1), and wraps up with career connections and a LabTV video. Students share their design solutions in the classroom, with museum staff, and on the web. Engineering Now is currently published by the Museum of Science, Boston.


Engineering Now is a new standards-based, classroom-tested curriculum. The main goal for the curriculum is to address the NGSS in the middle school classroom ...

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