Apply Math and Science

Learn how engineers use their knowledge of science, math, and other areas to solve problems.

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Learning Blast: Apply Math and Science Knowledge

Engineers use knowledge of science, math, and other areas in all phases of the engineering design process.


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Real-World Application Of Skills

Providing real-world application of the skills of an engineer is an important strategy when developing a STEM identity in youth. Watch and listen for the challenges youth are given to think deeper and try to solve problems using redesign.

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Testing Predictions Using Models

Lynn presents a problem she’s observed and asks students to model their thinking.

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Using Models

Participants will demonstrate the importance of models when trying to answer questions, draw conclusions and develop solutions in engineering.

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Using Museum Experiences to Inform Marble Ramp Design

Youth explore hands-on museum exhibits to learn about force and motion and then apply their scientific knowledge as they engineer their own marble ramps.

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Connecting to Prior Knowledge with an Idea Walk

Participants will do an idea walk in order to add more opportunities for youth to connect their prior knowledge to STEM activities.

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Using Math in Cookie Package Design

This engineering activity integrates math into a cookie package design challenge. See how you can encourage youth to use their mathematical knowledge to inform their design decisions.

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Check out the resources available for Balance Criteria and Constraints.

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