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  • Engineering Design and Open Exploration

    Journal Article | March 2020

    the opportunity to make something of their own design for their own purposes … and share a design that was important to them was the underlying need … problems were beyond their capabilities to solve, and some design features …

  • Designing a Model Shoreline

    Journal Article | March 2020

    ’ turn to design a model. We presented the client and their needs … To design a model shoreline that addresses the problems and is as affordable … goal, students used an engineering design process familiar to them from …

  • Improving the Quality of Engineering Design Challenges

    Journal Article | February 2019

    that they overlook the sketching and planning stage. To facilitate this, teach students …

  • Peer-Designed Active Learning Modules as a Strategy to Improve Confidence and Comprehension Within Introductory Computer Science

    Journal Article | July 2020

    While research has demonstrated the links between active learning and student success, lecture remains a dominant instructional method within introductory STEM courses. In this project, we used the strategy of…

  • STEM-ify Me: It’s Elementary! Designing Butterfly Wings

    Journal Article | July 2018

    reasoning allow students to engage in engineering design processes beyond … Engineering is Elementary’s (EiE) engineering design process … consists of curriculum units designed to foster engineering design thinking …

  • Engineering Science Teacher Creativity!

    Journal Article | February 2020

    connect science ideas about forces and motion; develop engineering … students, as they develop essential interpersonal, reasoning, conflict … Sharing individual ideas and combining them to develop more than 1 prototype …

  • Winter Fun Without Wet Mittens

    Journal Article | October 2019

    Week 3: Mitten Design … Week 4: Constructing Mitten Design … the different phases of the Engineering Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create …

  • Authors and Engineers

    Journal Article | February 2019

    how to troubleshoot issues and solve design challenges. For example, one of the prompts … Reverse engineering, used by engineers to design and redesign products … troubleshooting, the process of testing different solutions to solve design …

  • Animatronic Lions, and Tigers, and Bears Oh! My!

    Journal Article | April 2019

    This column describes creating a classroom culture for engineering. This issue shares information about computational thinking and 3D printing.

  • The Boxcar Challenge Unit

    Journal Article | February 2020

    The Engineering Design Challenge … by introducing students to aspects of engineering design while they engage … engineering design with other science learning, we can provide opportunities …

  • Qualitative Analysis of Ray Optics in a College Physics Laboratory: A 5E Lesson

    Journal Article | July 2020

    This paper describes an alternative approach to teaching and learning practices in an undergraduate physics laboratory. The instructor plans and implements the 5E instructional model into the laboratory instruction.…

  • Community Ethnography

    Journal Article | April 2020

    the engineering design cycle. We recommend that teachers plan for both informal … students make decisions in a systematic way throughout the engineering design … that engineering design should center the needs of the people for whom designs …

  • Engineering Habits of Mind

    Journal Article | October 2019

    possible design solutions, children can describe their engineering plans … know, resulting in a clear design with testable questions … the balloon back like a rubber band. With this verbal design plan …

  • Crossing the Amazon by LEGO

    Journal Article | February 2019

    to develop deep rationales for the design of their robots, because they needed … elected to change their design shortly after this discussion, as they noted … to the other. This partner group went on to explain that their design addresses …

  • Measuring Computational Thinking Teaching Efficacy Beliefs of Preservice Elementary Teachers

    Journal Article | July 2020

    With the release of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), assessing K–12 science teachers’ self-efficacy in Computational Thinking (CT) is an important research gap to study. Bandura defines self-efficacy as…

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