FREE Engineering Printables and Unit Studies

April 9, 2015

Sarah Shelton

Sarah Shelton

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Engineering can be a fun, hands on learning experience and perfect for Science days at home!

Blueprint detail from isometric view with depth of fieldMy girls recently earned their Engineering badge through American Heritage Girls. We worked on it at a campout and they were able to do some really fun activities to earn this badge! I found TONS of fun engineering ideas, printables and unit studies I wanted to share with you. These would be fun to do as Science Experiments or just fun hands on Science days!

FREE Printables:
Jr. Engineer Manufacturing Information Printables from Doodles and Jots – learn how products are made and watch some cool videos, use the cards for review games!

Teaching Simple Machines with Legos and FREE Printables from Hall of Fame Moms

The Engineering Design Process Freebie for 1-5th grade

FREE Ohm’s Law Lab for 8-12th grade

Roller Coaster Science With FREE Printable from Raising Life Long Learners

Engineering for Kids Printable Activities from PBS

Cut and Assemble Paper Model of a Four Stroke Engine from Ellen Mc Henry’s Basement (ages 9-14)

FREE Unit Studies:
Engineering is Elementary offers a FREE Curriculum Series called Engineering Adventures! There are currently 7 FREE units with hands on engineering design challenges based on real events around the world. The units are free to download and there are also videos to watch on each subject.

Engineering Science With the World’s Tallest Buildings  free unit study from Starts at Eight

Try Engineering  has a variety of different FREE Engineering Lessons Plans for students and teachers. There are tons of FREE downloads in different age groups from ages 8 up to 18!

FREE Projects:
I Game Mom shares all about an app that has over 3,000 Searchabe Stem Activities for Kids.

Instructables has a Project Based Engineering Series of FREE videos for kids. These are really neat and there are lots of instructions on fun projects to build.

Egg Drop Challenge with FREE Planning Printable by Buggy and Buddy. This was a favorite when we did the engineering badge. The girls had so much fun using recycled items to try to keep their egg safe from cracking! 
The Egg Drop Challenge~ Buggy and Buddy

12 Amazing Engineering Projects for Kids from Planet Smarty Pants
Planet Smarty Pants - 12 Amazing Engineering Projects for Kids

12 Brilliant DIY Engineering Projects for Kids from Hello Wonderful

Gum Drop Bridge Building from Little Bins for Little Hands
Gumdrop bridge building STEM activity

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