The purpose of this unit is to introduce engineering concepts and principles to junior high school students to increase student interest especially females in engineering. It contains design and hands-on activity, students will design a process to make recycled paper in the class.

Unit sections include:

  • Section 1: What Is Engineering?
  • Section 2: How to Design?
  • Section 3: Become an Engineer
  • Section 4: Test Alternative Solutions
  • Section 5: Analyze Your Design
  • Section 6: Communication of Your Design

Collection Contents


Introduce what engineering is
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Teaching the process of engineering design and how to apply it to solve problems
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Using the engineering design model to solve a practical problem
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Students use waste paper make recycled paper in the lab
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Students test the quality of the recycled paper they made in this class
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Students communicate their design and share experiences with each other
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