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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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Assembly Line

Students will time themselves as they assemble a product individually that meets quality control criteria.

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Engineering Design

Ship the Chip

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

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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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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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Water Rocket Launch

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

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Using Ohm’s Law to Build a Voltage Divider

Students explore Ohm's Law using a nine-volt battery.

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Designing Drones

Teams of students explore helicopter flight; and design, build, and test their own simple rotor out of basic materials.

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Engineer a Dam

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

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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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Critical Load

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

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