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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Buildings and Structures Computing Electricity and Magnetism Energy Engineering Design Environments and Resources Human Body Light and Heat Mathematical Applications Motion and Forces Properties of Materials Robotics Simple Machines Structure of Matter Technology Weather
Lesson Focus In this lesson students explore how a simple synthesizer (electronic machine that produces sound) works by assembling, testing and modify the SparkPunk (a...
Lesson Focus This lesson focuses on the basics of electricity and magnetism. It begins by outlining the work of some of the early experimenters and...
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 board...
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 tag.
This lesson explores LEDs and resistors and reviews the differences between parallel and series circuit design and functions.
This lesson introduces students to the new technique of drawing electrical pathways for circuitry with pens.
“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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