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

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Water Tower Challenge

Students explore how engineers have solved societal problems such as water delivery and storage.

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Build a Big Wheel

Students learn how big wheels have been designed throughout history, and then work in teams to design their own pasta wheel.

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Ship the Chip

Students develop a plan, select materials, manufacture a package, test it, and evaluate their results.

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Critical Load

Students learn about how to test structures for maximum load by designing prototypes of buildings out of cards.

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Water Rocket Launch

Students explore how engineers have developed rockets over the years, and learn about the principals of rocketry.

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Smart Buildings and the Internet of Things

This lesson explores the practical, scientific, ethical, and environmental issues that emerge in building ‘smart buildings’ that rely on ‘the internet of things’.  

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Engineer a Dam

Students explore the multiple uses of dams and how they solve problems.

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Binary Basics

The lesson begins by asking how a Stone Age man managed to go home to his cave and tell his family he had caught 11 fish when he only has 10 fingers?

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Computing, Mathematical Applications, Technology

Trebuchet Toss

In this lesson, students work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own trebuchet out of everyday items. They test their trebuchet, evaluate their results, and present to the class.

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Here Comes the Sun

Students learn about how solar energy is gathered and transferred to electrical energy in solar panels.

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