Engineering employs math, science and technology to develop sustainable solutions to real-life environmental and other challenges. As part of Greening STEM: Engineering a Sustainable World, EE Week 2014 explored the application of engineering to sustainable solutions for a healthier planet and healthier people.
By incorporating engineering lessons into the other STEM subjects across all grade levels, educators allow students to combine what they've learned in an effort to solve real problems. Lessons in engineering teach useful correlations, such as the relationship between composition and function, while encouraging an appreciation for trial and error.
Environmental education can provide students with opportunities to engage in meaningful and exciting engineering projects that can spark their interest in STEM and empower them to take part in solutions to local environmental challenges.
Educator Toolkit: Engineering a Sustainable World
EE Week developed a suite of actives and resources for the 2014 theme, Greening STEM: Engineering a Sustainable World. The Engineering Toolkit includes classroom resources, lesson plans, an infographic and a list of engineering apps and games.
NEEF is the nation’s leading organization in lifelong environmental learning, connecting people to knowledge they use to improve the quality of their lives and the health of the planet. NEEF sees a future where by 2022, 300 million Americans actively use environmental knowledge to ensure the well-being of the earth and its people. Learn more at neefusa.org.