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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. View our complete TryEngineering lesson plan list.

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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.
A Question of Balance This lesson focuses on the use of weight scales and measurement by manufacturing engineers. Teams of students are posed with the challenge...
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.
An Eye on Optics The goal of this lesson is to provide students with an open-ended opportunity to explore and work with materials, make and share...
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