This National Engineers Week, February 20th to the 26th, take a moment to celebrate all of the engineers and future engineers in your life!
Check out this list of free activities to promote engineering education at home, on the go, in the classroom, or anywhere learning takes place. Intended to engage learners at any age, these activities are designed to support students’ understanding of engineering, while helping them see themselves as capable problem solvers.
Find free activities for exploring engineering at home! You’ll be challenged to design solutions to everyday problems. What will you design? A zip line? A speaker? A slow-drip watering system? These activities are a great way for your family to develop skills like critical thinking, communication, creativity, and persistence. They’re also a lot of fun!
Explore engineering on the go! It takes only a few minutes to engineer some fun! Inspired by classic games like I Spy and Charades, each activity is sure to spark family conversations. You’ll learn about the technologies all around us and the types of engineers who design them.
Take the Careers for Engineers Quiz! Designed for learners ages 7-12, our interactive quiz is a great way to explore STEM career options. Do you like to imagine things? Do you like to solve problems? You might like to be an engineer. Engineers are people who make things to solve problems, such as headphones, medicines, and robots. Discover how your interests connect to engineering. What kind of engineering career might be a match for you?
Plus, you can explore space engineering with our NASA Resources!
For learners in grades 3-5, explore units such as ‘In Good Hands: Engineering Space Gloves’ and ‘The Sky’s the Limit: Engineering Flying Technologies.’
For 6-8 grade students, design remote sensing devices with ‘Remote Sensing: Worlds Apart’ and build water reuse systems with ‘Water Reuse: Testing the Waters’
Research shows that access to an early STEM education promotes overall academic success by stimulating problem solving, critical thinking, and cognition development at an early age. It’s never too early to develop a lifelong love of STEM learning! Get started today.
How are you celebrating engineering week? Let us know in the comments below!