Dreams vs. Nightmares

As the 21st Century had gotten underway, we are starting to see our dreams and our nightmares become reality.  Is the self-driving car really coming?  Will I be able to ride a train a 700 miles and hour?  However, our nightmares are also becoming real.  Things like global warming and robots replacing humans.  All these […]

Design and Modeling

Humans need shelter from the elements for comfort and survival.  Using formulas and R Values of materials, students calculate, design and build scale models of emergency/homeless shelters. Emergency/Homeless Shelter Assignment Time: 10-15 Hours

Introduction to Engineering

This STEM course is a basic introduction to engineering for all students. Students who complete this course will learn the concepts necessary in order to develop their ideas into solutions that will improve our lives. Exciting hands-on learning activities like data comparison of heart rates, rating consumer products, destructive testing and building speakers apply math, science, history and English content from other courses in a STEM experience. This course makes science and mathematics more engaging, interesting, concrete, and relevant. The course’s intention and purpose is to educate students in a “main line” method providing STEM education for everyone. While providing a STEM based education for all students, those interested in becoming practicing engineers clearly benefit from this course content.

Kick out the Ladder

Honda has a saying, wait until someone gets half-way up the ladder, then kick it out from underneath them.  Why?  To get them to think differently.  We suggest this unit as you start your new semester, try something different. Kick Out the Ladder Time: 1 Hour

Introduction to Electromagnetism and Induction

Nothing is more exciting than watching Electromagnetism at work.  Taking something invisible and having the students explore it to the point of mastery is a worthy experience for any student.  Being able to make a speaker is just icing on the cake.  With such experience, what could the possibilities be? Introduction to Electromagnetism and Induction […]

History of the Early Engineering Disciplines

Bridges, the oldest form of Engineering there is.  How does one get from here to there safely?  West Point Bridge Builder is a joy to play with, and with it, students explore the world of Civil Engineering, Construction, and Welding.  How we save water in the age of global warming could not be more topical. […]

Fluid Power 2.0

This unit includes simple experiments for students that illustrate how pressure distributes itself in a closed system.  Students also work to determine ratios between similar and dissimilar volumes acting on one another. Pneumatics experiments Hydraulics experiments Time: 4 Hours

Failure: The Secret to Success

This has been hailed by parents as the best lesson they have seen.  Getting your students to understand it is okay to fail is going to be your biggest challenge.  Show them how professionals deal with it every day and allow your students to explore their own failures.  Show them failures should be embraced and […]

Engineering Disciplines

How are Engineering jobs going to change in the future?  Will robots take most of the jobs out there?  How much problem solving will all jobs need now?  This is an opportunity for students to explore this question, and, possibly, see where their skills and their interests will place them in the Engineering world. Design […]

Engineering Communications 2.0

Taking up where the last unit left off, now the student is ready to communicate using drawings.  The following lessons give the student a wide array of practice in how they can show what their design should look like.  These two units form the basis of how students should communicate their ideas through their resume […]