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ERIC Number: EJ1063863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Make Room for Engineering
Boesdorfer, Sarah; Greenhalgh, Scott
Science Teacher, v81 n9 p51-55 Dec 2014
The "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS Lead States 2013) urge science teachers to include engineering practices and ideas in their already full science curriculum, but many teachers do not know where to start. Only 7% of high school science teachers report feeling "very well prepared" to teach engineering. The apprehension level may be higher for those who don't teach physics--28% of physics teachers have taken an engineering course compared to only 10% of other science teachers (Banilower et al. 2013). In this article, the authors describe the engineering design process and how it parallels scientific practices. The authors suggest ways science teachers can begin to incorporate engineering design into their current classroom curricula.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A