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July 2017

Less than a decade ago, a National Research Council report concluded that “Engineering education is a relatively new school subject in U.S. K–12 education… and its spread into classrooms has been fairly modest.” Nowadays, engineering is everywhere. At the recent NSTA national conference in Los Angeles, dozens of sessions were devoted to engineering design, the Maker Movement, do-it-yourself student projects, and technology education. We have both the Maker Movement and the Next Generation Science Standards to thank for intensifying interest in engineering and design. Engineering is the “E” that can integrate the other STEM subjects— science, technology, and mathematics. It encourages creative problem solving and critical thinking while developing technological literacy. Why not join in?

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The Science Teacher, Jul 17
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The Science Teacher, Jul 17
To bring engineering tasks into the classroom, know what qualifies—and what doesn’t.
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