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LESSON PLANS

Engage students in engineering with easy to use lesson plans

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.

Our lesson plans are easy to use and include student handouts and worksheets to print out.

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Lesson Plans
Lesson Focus This lesson, sponsored by Digi-Key Electronics, explores the power of a microcontroller by having students add a motor shield to an Arduino...
Lesson Focus Using vector-based graphic design software and an Epilog Laser cutter/engraver, students will learn to design and produce their very own custom backpack/luggage...
Lesson Focus This lesson explores LEDs and resistors and reviews the differences between parallel and series circuit design and functions. Download: Full Lesson Plan...
Lesson Focus This lesson introduces students to the new technique of drawing electrical pathways for circuitry with pens. Download: Full Lesson Plan Student Worksheets...
Lesson Focus Lesson focuses on helicopters and drones, how they fly, how they are used in different ways that helps people and the environment....
Lesson Focus Lesson focuses on flight and how the design of a glider will improve aerodynamic function. Teams of students explore the forces that...

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