Good morning everyone!
I just came across this great website, teachengineering.com. It offers a massive collection of outstanding lesson plans devoted to the science of engineering – of all kinds – specifically for kids. You can search by keyword, national or state standards (not NJ :( ), subject, or curriculum topic … VERY cool stuff. The lessons are probably the most sophisticated and well-designed I’ve seen. And, it’s all free. Here’s a quote from the Technology Student Association (http://www.tsawww.org) about the site:
TeachEngineering. com is a resource for teachers looking to spark students’ interest in science and math when these subjects seem too far removed from daily life.
TeachEngineering.com offers a fully searchable, online library of lesson plans that are standards-based, and a myriad of “Living aboratories” that bring real-world engineering principles into the classroom.
TeachEngineering.com is a joint effort of the University of Colorado, Colorado School of Mines, Duke University, Oregon State University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and the American Society for Engineering Education, and is funded in part by the National Science Foundation.
There! Couldn’t have said it better myself! :-)
Have a great day,