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25 March 2014
Posted in EiE Workshops
On Thursday, March 13, 2014, Orlando Science Center educators ventured to Castle Creek Elementary to facilitate “Engineering is Elementary” training to second grade teachers. The workshop was sponsored by Lockheed Martin and part of the "Engineering our Future" initiative.
Teachers engaged in hands-on, interactive STEM-based engineering design challenges. This particular unit, "Catching the Wind: Designing Windmills,” highlights the field of mechanical engineering and educates the understanding of air as wind to design and create wind-powered machines. Teachers used their mechanical engineering skills to design sailboats and windmills that catch the wind, and will use the knowledge gained from the workshops to better educate their students.
EiE was developed by the Museum of Science, Boston and aims to increase students' interest in and confidence about engineering. EiE's 20 units present fun, engaging engineering challenges that allow students to apply science knowledge.