Family Style Engineeringby: Lara K. Smetana, Joan Chadde Schumaker, Wendy Severin Goldfien, and Cheryl Nelson

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Teaming up with the larger school community and inviting families to learn alongside students has benefits for all. Students and their families learn to apply the engineering design process in a variety of contexts during a family engineering event.

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  • on Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:03 AM

This is a fantastic article to read if you are interested in doing a family engineering event in your school or classroom. I love all the examples they give in the article because they are really helpful for understanding what engineering is and how you can incorporate it in your classroom. There are numerous great resources listed and it is beneficial to read for parents and teachers because it stresses the importance of how family can help facilitate learning.

Stefanie Donnelly  (Catonsville, MD)
Stefanie Donnelly (Catonsville, MD)

  • on Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:00 PM

This journal article will give you a lot of information in order to set up your family engineering night, or just to better incorporate engineering in your classroom or school. What a great resource!

Wendy Ruchti  (Pocatello, ID)
Wendy Ruchti (Pocatello, ID)

  • on Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:04 AM

This article describes a family event - Family Science Engineering night. It is similar to a Family Science Night. Lots of resources are listed in this article and many activities are described. It also has an excellent description (definition) of what engineering means.

Betty Paulsell  (Kansas City, MO)
Betty Paulsell (Kansas City, MO)

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