Design Squad, PBS’ engineering reality competition series, goes to school with the Design Squad Teacher’s Guide. Written specifically for middle school science and technology teachers, the guide features 3 units that focus on topics found in physical science curricula—force, electricity, and sound. In each of the guide’s open-ended challenges, students use the engineering design process and apply core science concepts. In the process, they develop a working understanding of these concepts, increase their enthusiasm for engineering, and see engineers as creative problem solvers who make a difference in the world. The challenges use low cost, readily available materials and are linked to national science and technology standards.
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