Archive: Design Squad: Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Engineers November 4, 2009

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In this program, Natalie Hebshie, and Margot Sigur talked about Design Squad - a reality competition series on PBS where teenagers tackle engineering challenges from real word clients, and how to give kids a working understanding of physical science concepts while increasing their enthusiasm for engineering. The presenters highlighted a number of free educational resources, particularly, Design Squad’s latest resource, the Design Squad Teacher’s Guide that unleashes middle school kids’ ingenuity and get them thinking like engineers. Ms. Hebshie and Ms. Sigur explained that the activities are linked to national science and technology standards and use low cost, readily available materials. For more information about this web seminar, its presenter(s), read what participants said about it, and to see and download its PowerPoint slides go here.

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  • on Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:53 PM

Excellent powerpoint production that introduces educators to the resources from WGBH's quality program "Design Squad". You'll receive information to obtain Engineering Challenge lesson plans, videos of past prorams, and tips on encouraging students to investigate the world of engineering.

Alyce D  (Peyton, CO)
Alyce D (Peyton, CO)

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