Industry Design Challenge

The Mini-design challenge was just a warm-up.  This is the real deal!  Now you have several more units of information to add to what can be done!  Have the students use this second opportunity to understand the mistakes of the past and make sure they see how their approaches were different or not different at […]

Fluid Power 3.0

In this awesome hands on unit, students investigate and apply Pascal’s law and Boyles Law as well as determine ratios between similar and dissimilar volumes acting on one another.  Students also investigate the various factors affecting projectile motion and apply their learning while building a pneumatic t-shirt launcher! Fluid Power: A Force for Change Fluid […]

Golf Course Development

Everything that students have done up to this point can be poured into creating a dream golf course. Talk about an introduction into Civil Engineering, this is it.  With the sport of Golf not slowing down, this will be a real-world experience.  Do not be afraid to have students take on other sports using the […]

Gantt and Flow Charts

The precision required to execute elements of an Engineered solution takes excellent planning. Gantt and Flow Charts allow students to make such plans and stay on target. Time: 1-2 Hours


What do you do with the world as the robots take over?  How do we deal with the advancements of the 21st Century when humanity’s privacy, their social standing, even their existence might be threatened?  In this unit, students will think creatively about two of the challenges facing our society as the 21st Century unfolds. […]

Failure Modes and Effects Analysis

When you can spot all the possible failures in a design, you save a bunch of time, effort, and energy.  To understand the effects of those failures will be makes this training more effective.  Understanding and then applying these FMEA procedures as you look at products will get your students ready to look at their […]

Engineering Work Experience

Time to look at what your students strengths and weaknesses are.  How do those skills translate to the work world?  Which of those skills can be improved through the class?  Match those career dreams with work experience activities designed to improve those necessary skills. Engineering Work Exercises and Activities Assignment Time: 1 Hour

Electrical Circuits 2.0

So students understand the basics of electricity, so what can you do with it?  How about play with electrolytes?  Explore the relationship between electricity and magnetism?  How about learning what all those symbols mean so that you can read the foreign language that is electricity? Open and Closed circuits Conductors and Insulators Series and Parallel […]

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