by: Hagit Mano, Alissa Lange, Irena Nayfeld, and Kathleen Molina
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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 9/1/2019Stock # sc19_057_02_80Volume 057Issue 02
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For a teacher who may struggle a little bit with incorporating engineering into the classroom, I found this article beyond helpful and informational. This article provided a detailed lesson ... See More
For a teacher who may struggle a little bit with incorporating engineering into the classroom, I found this article beyond helpful and informational. This article provided a detailed lesson plan that introduced engineering to students as little as 3 and 4 years old (however, I believe that this could be used for a variety of age groups). This lesson was aligned with NGSS and had the Performance Expectation listed at the bottom, as well as the DCI, CCC, and SEP.
The lesson was broken into a very efficient way to teach engineering. It began with a problem being posed: the greenhouse faucet was not working. How can the plants still be watered? Then, the plan was broken into 3 phases: explore, create, and improve. It made it very practical for the students to solve the problem and then reflect on it. This lesson introduces students to a classroom climate where they can all be engineers. A problem arises? How can we fix it together?
Very informational and worthwhile article to read.
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