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Ch 3: Engineering Lessons for Elementary School

About This Chapter

Give your elementary students a fun and easy way to learn more about engineering with this chapter. The lessons can be used in the classroom or at home to get your students interested in studying engineering topics.

Engineering Lessons for Elementary School - Chapter Summary

Elementary students can use these lessons to improve their understanding of engineering subjects. We've designed our lessons to be short and interesting in order to keep students engaged with topics like bridges, earthquake-proof buildings and structural engineering basics. Our quizzes are short, as well, allowing students to easily put what they're learning about engineering to the test.

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help with engineering will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about engineering.

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding engineering
  • Students with learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about engineering
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about technology (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about engineering
  • Students who struggle to understand their technology teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra technology resources

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover engineering topics your student needs to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts and highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about engineering.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands engineering by completing the Engineering Lessons for Elementary School chapter exam.

17 Lessons in Chapter 3: Engineering Lessons for Elementary School
Bridges Lesson for Kids: Types & Facts

1. Bridges Lesson for Kids: Types & Facts

Bridges are found all over the world, and they are an important part of transportation. In this lesson, learn about different types of bridges and discover some interesting facts about these structures.

How Does an Electric Motor Work? - Lesson for Kids

2. How Does an Electric Motor Work? - Lesson for Kids

Electric motors are one of the most fascinating inventions of the twentieth century. They leverage the power of induction to create motion from electricity. Learn all about how they really work!

How is Glass Made? - Lesson for Kids

3. How is Glass Made? - Lesson for Kids

Glass is a unique substance that makes up materials all around us. It is very useful because of all its special properties. Learn about glass and how it is made in this lesson.

What is Mechanical Advantage? - Lesson for Kids

4. What is Mechanical Advantage? - Lesson for Kids

Learn why you can bike faster than you can run and how you can lift really heavy things if you have the right type of machine to help you. It's all about mechanical advantage.

Fixed Pulley Definition: Lesson for Kids

5. Fixed Pulley Definition: Lesson for Kids

Can you imagine having to climb to the top of a flag pole to put a flag up? Thankfully, because of pulleys we don't have to do that. This lesson explains what a fixed pulley is and how useful it can be.

Movable Pulley Definition: Lesson for Kids

6. Movable Pulley Definition: Lesson for Kids

What do elevators, cranes and weight lifting machines have in common? Come and find out in this lesson where we will explore one particular kind of simple machine and its advantages and disadvantages.

Inclined Plane Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

7. Inclined Plane Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

Like the other simple machines, inclined planes are used to make our lives easier in some fashion. Come and learn about what an inclined plane is, find some real life examples, and discover an experiment you can try at home.

Arch Bridge Facts: Lesson for Kids

8. Arch Bridge Facts: Lesson for Kids

Arch bridges are some of the most beautiful bridges in the world. Come and learn about what arch bridges are, their history, real world examples and pros and cons of this bridge type.

Truss Bridges Lesson for Kids: Facts & Design

9. Truss Bridges Lesson for Kids: Facts & Design

When it comes to building bridges, there are many types to choose from. Truss bridges have been a top choice for hundreds of years. Come and learn about what these bridges are like, their pros and cons, and examples in the real world.

Beam Bridge Lesson for Kids: Facts & Design

10. Beam Bridge Lesson for Kids: Facts & Design

Have you ever wondered about who designs beam bridges, how beam bridges are built and how strong they are? In this lesson, you will learn all of these interesting facts and more.

Suspension Bridges: Lesson for Kids

11. Suspension Bridges: Lesson for Kids

It is an amazing experience to ride across a bridge suspended in the air! Why doesn't the road collapse to the ground? In the lesson discover the unique balancing act that holds a suspension bridge together.

Civil Engineering: Lesson for Kids

12. Civil Engineering: Lesson for Kids

If you've traveled on a road, crossed over a bridge, or stepped inside a building, you've used something designed by a civil engineer. Read this lesson to find out more about one of the oldest types of engineering.

Bridge Construction Lesson for Kids

13. Bridge Construction Lesson for Kids

Did you know that building Lego structures is a lot like constructing bridges? In this lesson, you'll discover the questions that engineers ask themselves when designing the world's bridges, and maybe even get some tips for improving your Lego structures, too.

Bridge Design Lesson for Kids

14. Bridge Design Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, we will investigate the three most popular bridge designs, the many people involved in designing them and why a certain type of bridge is selected for a specific location.

Parts of a Bridge: Lesson for Kids

15. Parts of a Bridge: Lesson for Kids

Bridges need to be strong so they can carry people and vehicles over water or other obstacles. Learn how piles, piers, beams, and abutments make a bridge strong, so the deck or surface of the bridge is safe to cross.

What is a Drawbridge? - Lesson for Kids

16. What is a Drawbridge? - Lesson for Kids

Drawbridges are movable bridges that can be found in many locations throughout the world. In this lesson, learn about the structure and design of modern drawbridges, find out why they are used, and identify some famous drawbridges around the globe.

London Bridge Lesson For Kids: Facts & History

17. London Bridge Lesson For Kids: Facts & History

The London Bridge is actually a series of bridges in London, England. In this lesson, learn the history of the different bridges and how they were designed, and find out some cool facts about these bridges became famous symbols of London.

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