About This Chapter
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.
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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
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