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Have you been thinking of incorporating more engineering in your lesson plans--but not sure where to even begin? You’ll love today’s episode with Beth Topinka. She specifically talks about a 5th grade and a 3rd grade engineering project she does with her students. Lots of inspiration here!
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"So much of [engineering] models what people face in real life, and I think they [the students] develop some important life skills this way. " [17:00-17:10] Beth Topinka
"I want the students to see that what we do in our lab is very closely linked to what they'll be doing in real life careers, and that there's some really neat and interesting opportunities available related to the STEAM fields." [34:55-35:10] Beth Topinka
Helicopter news footage image is attached. Notice the staircase!
(Scroll down to Beach Haven Inlet video)
Engineering Notebook with Design Brief
Classroom ELA connection :
Fossil Hunting in the Gobi: Shelf Life 360 (Central Asiatic Expedition video)
Same video "purified" with viewpure app to avoid YouTube's margin thumbnail distraction: http://www.viewpure.com/HDdqd8c_-hY?start=0&end=0
Engineer Notebook with Design Brief: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_ZSsLu0q64QgQbr-kEuychTUdr5ASmwZNmgBAvSbDmw/edit?usp=sharing
Image of our clay "fossil" is attached and some photos of 3rd grade solutions
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