Sample Lessons from TeachEngineering.org
TE Curricular Unit: Environment
Through numerous lessons and hands-on activities, students are introduced to the concept of an environment and the interactions within it. As they learn about natural and manmade environments, and renewable and non-renewable natural resources, they see how people use our natural resources and the many environmental issues in our world today.
TE Curricular Unit Environmental Engineering
TE Curricular Unit: Air Pollution
TE Curricular Unit: Energy
TE Curricular Unit: Exploring Solar Power
TE Curricular Unit: All Caught Up: Bycatching and Design
Students will study bycatch from an engineering perspective to design technological solutions for addressing the problem.
Upper Elementary/ Middle School
Cleaning Up With Decomposers Students also learn how engineers use decomposers to help clean up wastes in a process known as bioremediation. This lesson concludes a series of six lessons in which students use their growing understanding of various environments and the engineering design process, to design and create their own model biodome ecosystems.
Go With the Energy Flow- Students learn about energy and nutrient flow in various biosphere climates and environments. Understanding energy flow and transfer is important for many engineering applications.
What Will Biodegrade?
|Students investigate what types of materials biodegrade in the soil, and learn what happens to their trash after they throw it away. Waste management engineers use the process of biodegredation to minimize the amount of space that landfills take up.|
Other related lessons
Biodomes Engineering Design Project: Lessons 2-6
Biomimicry: Natural Designs
Got Energy? Spinning a Food Web
Population Density: How Much Space Do You Have?
On the Move Looking at models and maps, students explore different pathways and consequences of pollutant transport via the weather and water cycles.
Not So Neutral Views Students are introduced to acids and bases, and the environmental problem of acid rain.
Dirty Decomposers Students design and conduct experiments to determine what environmental factors favor decomposition by soil microbes.
Environments and Ecosystems Students learn why a solid understanding of one's environment and the interdependence of an ecosystem can inform the choices we make and the way we engineer our communities. This lesson is part of a series of six lessons in which students use their growing understanding of various environments and the engineering design process, to design and create their own model biodome ecosystems
TE Curricular Unit: Marine Mapping
Weather and Atmosphere
TE Energy Efficient Housing
TE Engineering for the Earth
Students are introduced to the complex systems of the Earth through numerous lessons on the Earth's natural resources, processes, weather, climate and landforms