Middle School Engineers

Posted on September 15, 2006  Comments (1)

Burnsville’s budding engineers?:

The exercise is part of a pre-engineering program called Project Lead the Way, which aims to whet students’ appetites for engineering education and possibly careers.

Through a Kern Family Foundation grant, District 191 is providing PLTW in seventh grade this year, with plans to extend it to eighth grade next year and possibly to the high school level in subsequent years.

“Problem-solving is the rest of their lives,” she said. “If they’re seeing the relevance between the math they’re learning out of a book and a project they’re doing, it sticks.”

Great stuff. Getting kids to actually apply concepts is not only fun but the best way to learn. A bunch of previous posts about k-12 engineering education and experiential learning: k-12 Engineering EducationMiddle School Students in Solar Car CompetitionRobots Wrestling, Students LearningWhat’s so Exciting About Engineering?Middle School Science TeacherK-12 Engineering Outreach ProgramsNSF Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 EducationScience Opportunities for StudentsWhy Schools Don’t EducateEngineering is ElementaryExcellence in K-12 Mathematics and Science TeachingFun k-12 Science and Engineering LearningK-12 Engineering Education Grant for PurdueColorado Science Teacher of the Year and on and on…

One Response to “Middle School Engineers”

  1. Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » K-12 Engineering Education
    October 17th, 2006 @ 4:45 pm

    Learn more about Project Lead The Way and see more posts on other such projects…

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