Resources for Educators

This page has been included here just for teachers who would like to incorporate engineering materials into their classrooms. If you are looking for curriculum materials or other useful resources the following links may be useful. If you are aware of other useful resources that should be included here, please let us know by emailing us here at EngineerGirl!.

  • Link Engineering

    The LinkEngineering website is an online community of educators interested in providing meaningful engineering experiences to PreK-12 students of all abilities. The site allows members to connect with each other and with engineering education experts. The site provides examples of engineering in educational settings as well as background information on engineering and engineering design. LinkEngineering is the product of collaboration between the National Academy of Engineering and five partner organizations:

    Resource Added: August 21, 2015

  • Family Engineering

    Family Engineering actively engages parents and their children in fun, hands-on engineering activities and events. This program is a valuable resource for anyone wanting to provide informal engineering learning experiences to elementary children and their families.

    Resource Added: November 21, 2011

  • Teacher Geek

    TeacherGeek was started by a technology teacher who started designing materials for his own classroom. They provide innovative materials that allow students to design and make their own products from wind turbines to vehicles to robots. They can also design special kits for specific needs or programs.

    Resource Added: September 16, 2011

  • EYL - Advising your kids

    This page contains numerous useful resources for discussing engineering with students.

    Resource Added: February 2, 2011

  • Big Deal Books

    Big Deal Books are print and electronic publications that offer resources for educators, while serving specific audiences including K-12 technology professionals and educators of English language learners (ELL). The newsletters often contain information about grants and other attainable funding for special programs and plans, rich resources for 21st century skills, professional development training opportunities, free and inexpensive finds including standards-based lessons, inexpensive materials and help with research and assessment.

    Resource Added: February 19, 2010

  • Engineering Education Service Center

    The Engineering Education Service Center (EESC) is an engineering education company that specializes in providing products for K-12 schools to teach and share the fun of engineering. They provide curriculum, books, DVDs, posters, T-shirts and other motivational products, as well as useful links. They aim to make engineering understandable and accessible to everyone.

    Resource Added: February 19, 2010

  • Design Squad Online Workshop

    Experience the design process in action. Watch an engineering activity, and get great resources. This workshop is perfect for anyone who would like to learn how to incorporate engineering activities into their work with kids. When you finish the training you'll find links to engineering resources for kids of all ages!

    Resource Added: February 19, 2010

  • National Grid School Power

    The National Grid Education programme ‘School Power’ is a new online education programme based in the UK. It includes engaging facts, presentations, interactive stories, activities and fun experiments around the area of power. The resources are aimed at 4 to 11 year olds, their teachers and parents, and are designed to inspire and motivate children in learning about science and technology. All the materials are curriculum-linked and have been specifically developed for use on classroom interactive whiteboards, as well as personal computers.

    Resource Added: March 24, 2010

  • Teach Engineering

    The TeachEngineering digital library provides teacher-tested, standards-based engineering content for K-12 teachers to use in science and math classrooms. Engineering lessons connect real-world experiences with curricular content already taught in K-12 classrooms. Mapped to educational content standards, TeachEngineering's comprehensive curricula are hands-on, free, and relevant to children's daily lives.

    Resource Added: February 19, 2010

  • Intel Design and Discovery

    Intel’s Design and Discovery Webpage includes free inquiry-based curriculum for students aged 11-15. The activities on this site would be most appropriate for informal education settings where students have plenty of time for design and hand-on activities.

    Resource Added: February 19, 2010

  • Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies (PAS)

    Ford PAS is an academically rigorous, standards-based curriculum for high school students that challenges them to integrate academic learning with realistic applications. EngineerGirl has partnered with Ford PAS to give you access to the curriculum and everything Ford PAS has to offer. This link will take you to our Ford PAS information page where you can download curriculum and module descriptions and to learn how to set up an account.

    Resource Added: February 19, 2010

  • Engineering Pathway

    If you are looking for resources and information for your classroom, Engineering Pathway is a wonderful place to start. This site is a portal to high-quality teaching and learning resources in applied science and math, engineering, computer science/information technology, and engineering technology for use by K-12 and university educators and students.

    Resource Added: February 19, 2010

  • Teachers Domain

    Teachers’ Domain is an online library of more than 1,000 free resources from the best in public television. These classroom resources, featuring media from NOVA, Frontline, Design Squad, American Experience, and other public broadcasting and content partners are easy to use and correlate to state and national standards. Look under "Science" to find their engineering section which includes over 250 resources.

    Resource Added: February 19, 2010

  • Discovery Education

    Fun and games, study tools, and learning adventures, are just a few of the online resources for students at this site featuring links to material from Discovery Channel programs.

    Resource Added: December 4, 2005

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