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.
Intro to Engineering
Define Engineering – What, Where, How
Tools that help engineers to solve problems
Questions on Engineering
Answers to frequently asked questions
Please have your students fill out the pre-survey before the lab in order to assess their self-identification with engineering.
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
- Test & Evaluate
- Improve & Present
What is engineering?
How can you think like an engineer?
What do engineers do?
What is the engineering design process?
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.