An Engineering Exploration Challenge from National Geographic

Students love hands-on activities and always enjoy a friendly competition. I just came across this  energy-related STEM challenge from National Geographic’s Center for Geo-education that I am going to try with students this summer.  Students are asked to use the National Geographic Engineering Process to “design, build, and test a wearable power-source that generates 1 watt of electricity.” There is a workbook for use with younger students and a handout for use with older students both of which are intended to guide the students through the engineering process. In addition, there is an  Educator Tool Kit which includes a list of suggested materials to get students started on this challenge (see challenge #3 on pages 7 and 8).

This challenge was one of three during the 2014 Engineering Exploration Challenge.  Let’s keep an eye out for the 2015 Engineering Exploration Challenge to see if any will be related to energy!



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