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Engineering Can Be Easy

Embarking on the integration of the Next Generation Science Standards is definitely not a task for the faint hearted, especially when educators realize the importance that has been placed on incorporating engineering standards within the curriculum. This can be made less stressful with the right tools! These resources will provide ideas for implementing the NGSS Engineering Design components into your middle school science classroom successfully!
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Engineering Can Be Easy
  • Ella Bowling says:
    Patty O'Brien Novak is a children's author, engineer & mom who loves teaching kids, educators & parents about how fun engineering can be. Her blog is full of resources that can be adapted to practically any grade level for effectively implementing engineering in the classroom.
  • Ella Bowling says:
    eGFI, which stands for Engineering, Go For It, provides a variety of tools to boost your students’ math and science skills, enliven the classroom with engineering projects, expand your own professional horizons and stay informed. eGFI is sponsored by the American Society for Engineering Education and are committed to promoting and enhancing efforts to improve K-12 STEM and engineering education.
  • Ella Bowling says:
    This is an archived webinar that discusses the systematic process of formative assessment and the evidence it provides to help teachers inform instruction and students inform learning. It is over an hour long with great information and the key presenter is Margaret Heritage, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Professional Development at the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, & Student Testing at UCLA.
  • Ella Bowling says:
    TryEngineering offers teachers resources for teaching their students all about engineering a library of searchable lesson plans that are available for all grade levels and can be easily adapted to fit your needs. Activities and lessons can be downloaded in both PDF and editable Word/RTF formats.
  • Ella Bowling says:
    This is a FREE engineering curriculum with 10 units of study designed for middle school-aged students. EE empowers students to tackle real-world engineering problems using the engineering design process, creativity, and collaboration. The units are provided in PDF format that can be easily downloaded and contain all handouts and lessons necessary to complete the unit of study with your students.
  • Ella Bowling says:
    TeachEngineering is a searchable, web-based digital library collection populated with standards-based engineering curricula for use by K-12 teachers and engineering faculty to make applied science and math come alive through engineering design in K-12 settings. The TeachEngineering collection provides educators with free access to a growing curricular resource library of activities, lessons, units and living labs.
  • Ella Bowling says:
    This is collection of activities and professional development resources drawn from programs such as WGBH’s Design Squad Nation and the Engineering is Elementary® project at the Museum of Science, Boston that is categorized by Elementary, Middle, and High School grade levels. These media-based resources illustrate and deepen teachers’ understanding of Next Generation Science Standards and help them bring engineering alive for students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
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    NGSS Engineering Standards for Middle School

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    Ella Bowling says:
    This is a must have for educators that are working to integrate the NGSS engineering practices into his or her classroom. It provides the exact standards for the middle school grade levels as well as the expectations of what engineering looks like in this grade level.