Advancing the Image of Engineering One Audience at a Time


Introduce Engineering to K-12 Students 

Discover engineering through media, books or local San Diego outreach events, workshops and programs.  Use lesson plans developed to fully engage a student’s STEM interests. Put posters up in your classroom and meet a few of our early STEM pioneering role models. Invite an Engineer to a speak at your school. Page last updated: Apr 6, 2016

Webpages & Media to meet Inspiring Engineers & Discover STEM:

Books in STEM:

Lesson Plans & Media to Introduce STEM to aspiring Engineers:

  • 3 Little Pigs Engineering Challenge – Complete with a video example (K2)
  • Engineering is Elementary – Provides 20 well documented, complete with video setup, lesson plans for K-6 grades that reinforce STEM subjects with engineering principles
  • Teach Engineering – Provides specific lesson plans for K-12 grades to supplement core curriculum.  Website is user-friendly with searchable plans by core subject areas.
  • Engage Students in Engineering – Provides college level (10-14 grade) lesson plans, tips and ideas for integrating Everyday Examples in Engineering (E3) into coursework.
  • Design Squad Nation – Blog and hands-on activities, complete with lesson plans, for grades 3-7+ to get students thinking like engineers (paper furniture, confetti throwers)
  • Fetch – Blog and hands-on activities for grades K – 6.
  • Full Option Science System – Planning guides and courses for K-8 grades including electronics, force and motion, and more
  • Alice – A tool to allow students to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games using 3-D objects (e.g., people, animals, and vehicles).
  • Creative Problem Solvers – Coronado High School engineering curriculum
  • AWIS Outreach Resources

Additional Resources for Educators & School Districts:


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