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.

144-225 Clock Hours Total (AVG: 185 Hours)

$995.00$2,850.00

Course supplies and widgets are not included in the subscription cost. Materials can be sourced on your own or purchased through Nasco Educational Services.

Individual Units in this Course:

Basic Electricity 2.0

Basic Electricity 2.0

Electricity is a big mystery to people.  They hear it is dangerous, they know that they can flip on a switch to get it, but very few know what happens once that switch or circuit is now open.  What is Ohm's law?  How does a switch work?  How about you create a game...

Design and Modeling

Design and Modeling

Everything for the year comes to a head with the designing of the Solar Car.  Groups can use their communication skills, their research skills, their teamwork, and their knowledge of history to create a design of a car that could really work.  All aspects of this...

Engineering Disciplines

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...

Fluid Power 2.0

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...

Kick out the Ladder

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...