Our goal is to provide options and resources so that you can implement community-based engineering in your classroom, in your own way. Below are some of the curricula that we and our collaborating teachers have developed and tested, ranging from short learning modules that last just a few days to in-depth units that span several weeks.
We’ve included learning standards, lesson plans, pictures of student work, student and teacher learning objectives, materials, and extra tidbits of advice.
For brief community-based engineering experiences with school gardening, classroom renovation, and outdoor math:
For a fully planned unit on designing an accessible playground:
For another full unit on designing wind turbines for renewable energy: