STEM Beyond the School Day Series – Engineering Mindset 10

Engineering Mindset 10 and Beyond : Children Envision Themselves as Engineers

Anyone Can Be An Engineer (or STEM professional) with the Right Set of Skills, Opportunities, Supports and Interests (more…)

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STEM Beyond the School Day Series – Engineering Mindset 9 – Team Work

Engineering Mindset 9: Children Work Effectively in Teams When you think teamwork skills as part of afterschool activities, I’m going to guess that science isn’t the first activity that comes…

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STEM Beyond the School Day Series – Engineering Mindset 8 – Failure

Engineering Mindset 8: Children Persist and Learn from Failure Can you remember a time when you failed?  Was it public--a moment when you get a pit in your stomach, your…

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STEM Beyond the School Day Series – Engineering Mindset 6 or Math…Yuck!

Engineering Mindset 6: Children apply Science and Math Knowledge to Problem Solving Engineers use knowledge of math and science to solve problems. They combine that knowledge with their own creativity…

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STEM Beyond the School Day Series – Engineering Mindset 4 or What to Watch on TV

Engineering Mindset #4: Children Consider Criteria and Constraints that Require Tradeoffs If you’ve tried to solve a problem, or teach problem solving skills in a blue sky sort of format…

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STEM Beyond the School Day Series – Engineering Mindset 1

Engineering Mindset #1: Children Consider Problems in Context Considering and designing with the engineering design process In our last post about the properties and use of materials we talked about…

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STEM Beyond the School Day Series – Engineering Mindset 3

Engineering Mindset #3: Children investigate the properties and uses of materials Exploring the Properties and Uses of Materials Our lives are filled with all sorts of lovely inventions that meet…

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