Welcome to Week 4!
This week we will be doing a deeper dive into our first engineering disciple, which for this week is Civil Engineering!
Click Here for this week’s Newsletter.
In this newsletter you will be introduced to a STEM topic and find a related-activity to work on during the week (please share your results with us!). In addition, we will introduce a Northeastern faculty member working on related research and post some interesting links to related content.
- Future City Competition
Future City Competition (successor to West Point Bridge Design competition) is a project-based learning program where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future. This is a competition; teams all over the world compete, including our local New England Region. You can participate in the activities without being on a team as well.
- ASCE – Covid 19 Resources
ASCE is the American Society of Civil Engineering, a professional society of civil engineers. There’s a variety of resources on their website, but they also have a dedicated COVID-19 page: “During these difficult times, ASCE is committed to supporting the entire civil engineering community. With that in mind, ASCE Collaborate resources will be available without a membership login.” These resources are great – and specifically tailored to civil engineering.
Web Resources for K-12 Students and Parents
In addition to the resource highlight above, which is tied directly to the Newsletter topic, we will also highlight two new web resources each week.
- Dyson’s Challenge Cards
The James Dyson Foundation, Dyson (the appliance manufacturer)’s charitable/outreach arm has created 22 engineering and 22 science activities for children to try out while at home during the coronavirus pandemic: “Can you skewer a balloon without popping it? Coat a nail in copper? What happens when you plug a clock into a potato?”. Each card includes an introduction video and instructions.
- Generation Genius
Generation Genius is a resource for online, standards-based, K-5 science lessons, videos, reading material, quiz games, etc. Some things are available for free, for access to everything there are yearly plans (with a pro-rated/short term subscription available until Aug 31).