Engaging Educators

Welcome to our online repository of hands-on STEM content for use in the K-8 classroom. These activities have been created, refined, and/or adapted for use by the VCU College of Engineering’s Office of Government and Community Outreach in consultation with the VCU School of Education. We want to support teachers as they incorporate engineering into their lessons. Building Innovation Toolkit skills and knowledge and using the Engineering Design Cycle to approach problem solving are the two main ways we help students prepare for academic and professional engineering pursuits. In the Lessons on this site, you will find activities that can be used to reinforce this approach while meeting the Virginia SOL requirements and integrating STEM into the whole learning experience. Our hope is to provide a resource that is easy to use, highlights engineering, and builds excitement for STEM fields in early learners.




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