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Engineering Is Elementary: Catching the Wind: Designing Windmills

Nov. 6

Using a story book, Leif Catches the Wind, a teacher works with her second grade students to think about wind and how it can be harnessed.  Using Socratic questioning the teacher in this 10-minute video helps students use their prior knowledge about wind and how it blows things around. She then follows up with a quick discussion of properties of matter in order to encourage her students to think about what materials and shapes might make a sail that could effectively catch the wind.  This video is part of a series of video lessons about designing windmills.  Don’t miss the …

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October 2014: Getting Girls Excited About STEM

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Develop a Lesson that Gets Girls Excited About STEM Careers If we’re going to out-innovate and out-educate the rest of the world, we’ve got to open doors for everyone. We need all hands on deck, and that means clearing hurdles for women and girls as they navigate careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. First Lady Michelle Obama,  September 26, 2011 Across the nation school districts are placing an emphasis on encouraging young women to study STEM-related subjects.  Knovation takes this responsibility seriously by supporting young women in seeking role models in STEM-related fields of study. We’ve pulled together these icurio …

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October 2014: Resources for Encouraging Girls in STEM

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Encouraging Girls in STEM If we’re going to out-innovate and out-educate the rest of the world, we’ve got to open doors for everyone. We need all hands on deck, and that means clearing hurdles for women and girls as they navigate careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. First Lady Michelle Obama, September 26, 2011 Across the nation school districts are placing an emphasis on encouraging young women to study STEM-related subjects. As First-Lady Michelle Obama states, providing a hurdle-free learning environment for women and girls should be a shared mission. Knovation takes this responsibility seriously by supporting young women in seeking …

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