Engage

Prepare for Lab Activities

Classroom Lab Resources

Pre, During, and After

The EXPLORE Mobile Lab complements classroom instruction with engineering concepts and applications. To prepare for the Explore mobile lab activities, please watch the three introductory videos below.

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Intro to Engineering

Define Engineering – What, Where, How

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Design Process

Tools that help engineers to solve problems

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Questions on Engineering

Answers to frequently asked questions

Please click the cycle image to open the Engineering Design Process PDF.

Pre-Survey Questionaire

Determine Perception

Please have your students fill out the pre-survey before the lab in order to assess their self-identification with engineering.
STUDENTS VERSION

Design Process Questions

Steps to Solutions

Help students prepare for the lab by discussing these questions to get them thinking about engineering.

  • Define the Problem
  • Imagine
  • Plan
  • Create
  • Test & Evaluate
  • Improve & Present
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What is engineering?

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How can you think like an engineer?

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What do engineers do?

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What is the engineering design process?

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Where do they work?

During the Lab

Imagine and Design

Present the instructional video to students. Using the Engineering Notebook pages, students should follow along with the video to imagine and design what they will build. Teachers are encouraged to work alongside students during the lab, helping them see how each step in the engineering design process is being used.

Post-Lab Questionaire

Evaluate Activities

Please fill out the post-survey after all activities.
STUDENTS VERSION

Teachers, please take a few minutes to let us know what you thought about the lab activities and how we can improve!
TEACHER/PARENT VERSION