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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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The following training module outlines how TryEngineering lessons can benefit your students, provides tips on how these lessons can be integrated with other subject areas and offers background information on engineering and engineering careers.

The matrix below will allow you to select a lesson that will be age and content appropriate for your classroom. Download the full lesson plan PDF file to see how the lesson plan aligns with Educational Standards.

The following examples illustrate how TryEngineering.org lesson plans can be aligned to local education standards around the world:
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    Keep it Cool

    Students explore how engineers develop systems to keep liquids cool and learn about heat transfer, insulation, and vacuums.

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    Tinkering with Tops

    Students work in teams to design and build their own spinning top out of everyday materials. Their top must be able to spin for at least 10 seconds within an area 30 cm in diameter.

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    Electric Messages: Then and Now

    Students learn how to send Morse Code through electrical switches which they construct from batteries, wires, and a bulb.

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    Working with Watermills

    Students learn how watermills have been used throughout the ages to harness the power of water.

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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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    Irrigation Ideas

    Students learn how irrigation systems move water from one location to others where it may be needed for farming.

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The Phone Charger Conundrum

Student teams learn how engineers work together to develop products that are compatible with other products. 

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Basic Electric Transformers

Students learn what transformers are and what they do and then build and test their own working transformers.

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Making Sense of Sensors

Students learn how instruments that measure humidity come in different designs and serve many purposes.

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Fun with Speedboats

Student learn how engineers compete in water speed races and then design their own speedboat out of everyday items.

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Complexity -- It's Simple

Students gain an intuitive understanding of complexity and runtime of algorithms.

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Can You Copperplate?

Students work in teams to develop a chemical system to add a layer of copper to another metal product.

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Radio Reception and Transmission

Students explore how advances in radio communications have impacted society.

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Choose Your Best Way

Students learn how to solve a real problem in computer with the help of discrete mathematic models.

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Solving Problems with Decision Trees

Students learn about decision trees, subscription fraud and how they can use decision trees to solve the problem.

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Fun with Sorting

Eight objects, each with a hidden number, will form a list that needs to be sorted in ascending order.

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