Engineering Encounters: Can a Student Really Do What Engineers Do?by: Sherri Brown, Channa Newman, Kelley Dearing-Smith, and Stephanie Smith

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Teaching second graders about properties using filter design within a 5E learning cycle.

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A selection from Science and Children—Summer 2014

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  • on Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:11 PM

This article clearly illustrates how to incorporate engineering into the younger grades. It illustrates both word and concept development while practicing engineering skills. Water quality is a topic that connects directly with students.

Susan German  (Hallsville, MO)
Susan German (Hallsville, MO)

  • on Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:35 AM

The answer is Yes!! Second grade students become filter experts in the engineering lesson in this article. It is amazing what young students can do. As adults we need to allow young students to reach beyond our expectations. This article describes thoroughly how second graders tested a series of filters given to them for effectiveness and then created their own filter design.

Betty Paulsell  (Kansas City, MO)
Betty Paulsell (Kansas City, MO)

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