http://wikieducator.org/User:Vtaylor/Learn_more…/newsByte – examples – just links with quote from article, specific engineering, discussion question
One of the fifth grade teachers said she would be interested in including something about engineering into her class but she was unsure about how to start and what she could do. She is the math and science teacher for her grade level. Wow what an opportunity. Oh, and she really doesn’t know anything about engineering. She already has too much to do to cover all the material required by the county and state for the standardized testing. Maybe after testing was over. Sigh.
Okay, let’s plan something that we can start in the fall. Perhaps a daily news byte ;o) Just thinking here – an engineering fact about something familiar, themes to introduce some basic engineering ideas – simple machines, engineering design process, topics about things, people that are slightly outside the topics normally covered directly in math and science.