Teach Engineering Through Simple & Engaging Activities
Explore IEEE Try Engineering’s database of lesson plans to teach engineering concepts to your students, aged 4 to 18. Explore areas such as lasers, LED lights, flight, smart buildings, and more through our activities. All lesson plans are provided by teachers like you and are peer reviewed.
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IEEE REACH offers a one-stop shop of resources that bring to life the history of technology and engineering in the classroom. Resources include: inquiry units, primary and secondary sources, hands-on-activities, and multimedia sources (video and audio). The units have 9 themes: agriculture, manufacturing, materials & structures, energy, communication, transportation, information processing, medicine & healthcare, and warfare.
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3D Printing by Hand In this lesson, students will explore how 3D printers work.Then, working in pairs, they will use the same methods used by 3D...
Lesson focuses on how plastics of all sorts have been engineered in to everyday products over the past century, with emphasis on materials selection and engineering.
Lesson focuses on the use of weight scales and measurement by manufacturing engineers. Teams of students are posed with the challenge of developing a system to fill jars with a...
Lesson Focus The lesson begins by outlining the work of some of the early experimenters and the sequence which eventually led to the realization of the...
Lesson focuses on the engineering of adaptive or assistive devices, such as prosthetic devices, wheelchairs, eyeglasses, grab bars, hearing aids, lifts, or braces.
The goal of this lesson is to provide students with an open-ended opportunity to explore and work with the materials, make and share observations, and build a foundational understanding of...
“Look around and see what issues your society faces; Think about how education and technology can help solve such problems. Technology is most valuable when...
Think about the world around you: airplanes, automobiles, electricity, cell phones, medications … even a bottle of water – everything man-made has been designed by...
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