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TryEngineering is a resource for students in grades 2-12 and their parents, teachers and guidance counselors. It provides classroom materials and career information.

Lesson plans can be searched on the homepage by category and/or age range. On the Search Lesson Plans page, they can be searched by category and/or keyword. Lessons can be downloaded as PDFs, student worksheets at RTFs. Standards are included. Teachers can download a complete list of lessons ( PDF, 49 KB,17 pgs.) and a training module (PPT, 1.5 MB, 1 pg). Resources are available in English and eight other languages.

For example, in Fun with Sorting, in which grade 6-10 math and technology students sort eight objects with hidden numbers in ascending order, each. And in Biomimicry in Engineering grade 2-12 science and design students explore how engineers have been inspired by and mimicked nature.

Play Games offers two sets of games, one to be played on a computer and another for mobile devices (iOS and Android):

  • In Bionic Arm Design Challenge, one of the computer games, students design and test a bionic arm to observe how it performs. The download page includes system requirements, troubleshooting tips, and links to sources of more information about bionic arms.
  • In the mobile game Bridge Constructor (Free for iOS) students build bridges across valleys, canals, and rivers with wood, steel, cables, or concrete pillars. Stress tests reveal whether a bridge can withstand daily use.

For students who want to learn more about engineering or who are considering careers in engineering, TryEngineering has a section called Become An Engineer that describes the life of an engineer and different kinds of engineering, highlights opportunities to attend camps and to compete, provides insights from experts, and another section called Find A University that helps students search for engineering programs by country and/or engineering field.


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