These lessons were developed to support school and afterschool programs as they engage all students in engineering, and to help build up to The Tech Challenge 2018. They were designed and written by members of the Tech Academies of Innovation for students in Grades 4-8.
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The Tech Challenge 2018 Lessons
Escape the Lava
Students will design devices to help “Justin Case” escape lava by using items in their backpacks to get Justin from one tree to another. Students will use the knowledge they gain from this engineering design challenge to practice the skills, vocabulary, and presentation techniques of engineers.
Content Area: Literacy, English Language Arts
Mayday on Mars
Engineers often run into technical issues with their devices and engineering solutions can be helpful in these emergency situations. Can you build a device to help engineers move their device to a specific target without using any powered sources?
Content Area: Math