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Ch 2: Engineering for Elementary School

About This Chapter

This chapter is designed to contribute to your student's knowledge of elementary-school level engineering subjects. The engaging and informative lessons in this chapter can be used in the classroom to promote learning about electrical, mechanical, genetic, and chemical engineering, as well as other related topics.

Engineering for Elementary School - Chapter Summary

Help your elementary school students supplement their engineering studies. This chapter provides a fun way to study many different engineering topics. Some of the topics that are included in this chapter are electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, vernal equinox, robotics, and cloning. Our experienced instructors compiled these lessons to help students master the topics in this chapter. Teachers can use these lessons as an additional classroom tool to support lesson plans on engineering topics.

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 types of engineering topics
  •  Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about engineering
  •  Students who prefer multiple ways of learning physics (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 physics teachers
  •  Students who attend schools without extra physics resources

How It Works

  •  Find lessons in the chapter that cover engineering topics your student needs to learn or review.
  •  Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  •  Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the 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 for Elementary School chapter exam.

20 Lessons in Chapter 2: Engineering for Elementary School
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Electrical Engineering: Lesson for Kids

1. Electrical Engineering: Lesson for Kids

Electrical engineering has created lots of devices you use every day. It is an exciting and interesting subject to learn more about. Find out what electrical engineers do and how you can become one.

Engineering Design Process: Lesson for Kids

2. Engineering Design Process: Lesson for Kids

Look around you - there are amazing examples of technology everywhere! Who created them? How did they come up with their ideas? Engineers go through a detailed process to create great things. In this lesson you will learn more about the engineering design process.

Mechanical Engineering: Lesson for Kids

3. Mechanical Engineering: Lesson for Kids

If you like roller coasters, cars and robots, you may also like mechanical engineering. Learn about the history of this field, why it's important, what mechanical engineers have to study as well as some famous mechanical engineers.

Genetic Engineering: Lesson for Kids

4. Genetic Engineering: Lesson for Kids

Are you thinking about being a genetic engineer? Come and learn about what this field entails as we take a look at how it is used in different living things, as well as the controversy that surrounds it.

Chemical Engineering: Lesson for Kids

5. Chemical Engineering: Lesson for Kids

If you like big challenges, solving problems, working with chemicals and doing science experiments, then you might make an excellent chemical engineer. Read on to learn more about this exciting career.

Vernal Equinox: Lesson for Kids

6. Vernal Equinox: Lesson for Kids

The vernal equinox is an astronomical event that occurs in late March, signaling the beginning of the spring season in the Northern Hemisphere. This tilt of the hemisphere toward the sun brings longer days, warmer weather, and cultural celebrations.

Robotics Lesson for Kids

7. Robotics Lesson for Kids

Robotics is a fascinating part of science. It helps to make work and your life easier. Continue reading to learn interesting information about the exciting world of robotics.

History of Robots: Lesson for Kids

8. History of Robots: Lesson for Kids

Today, robots are very advanced machines that can do almost anything. However, robots didn't start out this way. Learn about the history of robots from their earliest times, and go over some plans for future robots.

Cloning Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

9. Cloning Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

What if there were two of you? Or two of your family's favorite pet? Find out about cloning, making an exact copy of a living thing or cell, in this lesson.

Types of Simple Machines: Lesson for Kids

10. Types of Simple Machines: Lesson for Kids

Simple machines make our lives easier by helping us with our workload in a variety of different ways. This lesson describes and give examples of the six types of simple machines.

Simple Machines for Kids: Definition & Examples

11. Simple Machines for Kids: Definition & Examples

Simple machines have been used by humans for thousands of years. Come and learn about what simple machines are, how they help us, and some real-life examples of simple machines.

Electric Trains: Lesson for Kids

12. Electric Trains: Lesson for Kids

Electric trains provide transportation for many people around the world. In this lesson, you will learn what electric trains are, why they are important, and how they operate.

Steam Trains: Lesson for Kids

13. Steam Trains: Lesson for Kids

Imagine a giant machine chugging faster than any car on the road. It sounds like monstrous metal clanking hard, and as it zooms by, you hear 'CHOO CHOO!'' Did you imagine a train? This lesson focuses on steam trains and how they work.

Levers for Kids: Types & Examples

14. Levers for Kids: Types & Examples

Have you ever played on a seesaw with a friend and thought how easy it was for you both to lift up and down? In this lesson, you'll learn all about levers, like seesaws, that can make play and work easier.

Wheel & Axle Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

15. Wheel & Axle Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

What would happen if you were riding your bike down the street and suddenly the wheels turned in squares? You'd fall flat on your face. The wheel and axle have made work and play easier since they were invented. This lesson will teach you all about the wheel and axle.

Compound Machine Examples: Lesson for Kids

16. Compound Machine Examples: Lesson for Kids

People use machines every day to make work easier. Scissors and knives help cut things; wheels and ramps make it easier to move things. This lesson describes a few examples of compound machines.

Mechanical Energy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

17. Mechanical Energy Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

If you like to run around, you've probably been told you have a lot of energy. Energy is more than just being active, though. In this lesson, you will learn about mechanical energy, which is the combination of a few other types of energy.

Propulsion Systems Lesson for Kids

18. Propulsion Systems Lesson for Kids

Airplanes, jets and rockets that blast off into the air rely on a powerful force called propulsion to operate. In this lesson, you will learn about the fascinating parts of a propulsion system and how engineers design them to work properly.

How Does a Camera Work? - Lesson for Kids

19. How Does a Camera Work? - Lesson for Kids

The invention of the camera has allowed humans to capture a moment in time and revisit it forever. Today, digital cameras make taking pictures really easy. In this lesson, you will learn about the similarities and differences between film and digital cameras.

Blimp Facts: Lesson for Kids

20. Blimp Facts: Lesson for Kids

A blimp is a large aircraft that has something in common with a helium balloon: both are held up in the air with gas. How do blimps work, and what are they used for? Read on to find out!

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