Grades Suited For:
3rd–8th: Students will take apart what seems to be a simple toy to see how it works and attempt putting it back together. Very hands on program.
9th–12th: Panel discussion about different opportunities as an engineer. Discuss various types of engineers and how they relate to final products. Also discuss requirements during school and compensation.
3rd–8th: DVD player/TV, Whiteboard/Chalkboard
9th–12th: PowerPoint capabilities needed
3rd–5th in groups of 3–4
Facilitated by Vermeer Corporation
Share what engineers do. Share the world of engineering as problem solving and the utilization/application of math and science to make our lives better. Demonstrate how every day involves the work of many engineers.
PEERS Partners (2–3 Engineers)
Provided by Facilitator
- “Ask an Engineer” DVD
- Small Toys
- Magnetic Holder (screws)