I’m working on a project to find ways to introduce the E – Engineering into K-8.
Although it doesn’t have to be via Science, that will be the starting point for this phase. Current thinking is to provide classroom teachers (you) with a very short (2-3 minute) “This is Engineering” item every couple of days. Along the lines of quote of the day, science fact or the day, … These would be about “built” (man-made) stuff that are commonly available that relate to the Volusia Science curriculum maps for the week.
- fan – energy transfer / convection
- pump – water cycle
- balloon animals – compressed gas
I would love to have your input and feedback as well as help with “delivery”. It would be even cooler if the kids came up with the “application” of the science. After all, Applied Science is another name for Engineering.