Intro to Engineering Career Exploration STEM Challenge (distance learning)

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6th - 10th, Homeschool
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What is engineering? What does it take to be an engineer? The Engineering 101 Career Exploration Challenge is a self-guided distance learning career exploration mini course for students to learn what engineering is, explore careers in engineering, and practice engineering skills through hands-on activities. Delivered in interactive GoogleSlides and PDF formats, including:

1. 'what is engineering' video and reflection question

2. 'who are engineers' article and video series with reflection questions

3. fields of engineering Canva presentation (7 slides) with interactive online engineering career exploration resources, each with virtual job shadow youtube video, career information sheet in English and Spanish, and fun career focused activity to test drive the 4 main fields of engineering (mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, and chemical engineering); also includes reflection question

4. short quiz with answer key

5. qualities of an engineer poster (this poster is available individually here) with personal application question

6. open-ended 'what type of engineer are you?' career exploration project with student-friendly step by step directions to help students represent themselves as a future engineer!

7. project grading rubric (1 page googledoc)

8. links to additional resources to explore engineering

This Challenge is provided as one cohesive Google Slides and PDF document with embedded links to corresponding online activities for easy uploading and sharing in your online classroom! All activities are designed to be completed independently, taking at least 2 hours for students to complete - a fun distance learning activity!

Supports CCSS RST.6-8.7, NGSS MS-ETS1-3, and TEKS.SCI.8.2.A, TEKS.SCI.7.2.A, TEKS.SCI.6.2.A .

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Total Pages
30 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 hours
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.


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