These stories (articles, pages) are for kids – approximately middle school. I have engineering concepts and need suggestions for application, and I have man-made stuff and need direction for what engineering ideas to highlight and demonstrate the engineering design process.
So here are some examples… these are fairly complete, or at least a good start, I think
– engineering idea, some examples, engineering design process with questions and ideas for each stage, specific engineering “words”, activities, references
– object – same outline but connecting the engineering to the requirements, design and building, maintenance, etc.
– taking engineering topic like Fluid Mechanics and figuring out how to make a story about that or how to chuck up small ideas within that topic.
– starting with an object or structure and highlighting some interesting engineering ideas that went into its design and building, or some really interesting problems that it solves.