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Engineers Month Giveaway #2

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This week’s contest is now closed – stay tuned for next week!

We’re back again with our 2nd weekly eGFI Engineers Month Giveaway!

In honor of National Engineers Week, eGFI will be giving away free packs of colorful, laminated eGFI cards for your classroom.

And because we love engineering so much, we’re extending the celebration all month and will be giving away one pack of our popular cards every week in February, 2011.

Here’s how it works: at the beginning of each week we’ll make a post just like this one, featuring a weekly question related to teaching engineering. All you have to do is answer the question in the comments below, and you will be automatically signed up for the drawing.

One entry per person per week please, and be sure to enter a valid email address. Each week’s winner will be chosen at random to receive one free pack of eGFI learning cards. Winners will be contacted shortly after the giveaway closes at 11:59pm EST the following Sunday.

Here’s this week’s question:

What has been your most memorable STEM-related teaching moment?

Think of your students’ best “aha!” moment, or a time when someone truly understood the connection between hands-on activities and theory, and tell us about it!

Write your answers and suggestions in the comments before 11:59pm EST Sunday, February 13, 2011 to be automatically entered into our giveaway.

Good luck!

7 Responses to “Engineers Month Giveaway #2”

  1. What has been your most memorable STEM-related teaching moment?

    This is the first class any of these kids have every had where 95% of it is hands-on. It is myself, my colleagues and the adminstration who are having the daily “aha” moments. We are astounded that my students hurry to get to STEM class, I have to MAKE them leave and the students who are not in STEM beg to be taken in!
    I am learning just as much about myself as a teacher as these students are learning about the subject matter!

  2. Students in the younger grades often have difficulty understanding the vocabulary and terms presented to them, but once they experience it for themselves they can often explain the terms. They had struggled with the ideas in the submersible unit, but once they did the activites themselves they were able to write and draw about the terms to show understanding.

  3. with the C60 molecule in mind….the net of a truncated icosahedron….the 2010 soccer worldcup in my country and my learners beautiful creative skills …they achieved, what most of them(grade 8’s) thought too difficult at first,awesome soccer balls made out of paper!!!!!!!!!the 12 heptagons coloured in black and the 20 hexagons decorated in the different flags of participating countries.We also displayed them at our annual sports award evening and I drive around with one in my car to the delight of any soccer lover!!!!!

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  5. i am an amputee and saw the lesson on prosthetics very excited about trying this out with grades 3-5

  6. How do we pick just one?

    I just recently blogged about a young girl I’ve been working with who I thought wasn’t connecting at all with the activities we were doing in after-school robotics club. The other day, instead of working with the NXT kits and software, I took the middle school club down to the elementary lab to explore the LEGO WeDo kits.

    What I observed was awesome. That quiet, non-participating young woman I just mentioned explored and built models non-stop for the entire meeting. She then elected to stay an extra twenty-five minutes, leaving her to run to the dining hall for dinner! All she needed was to be introduced to the materials in a manner that was less overwhelming.

    ** A more detailed description of the “aha” moment and a few photos are at http://wp.me/p1eAw6-6L

  7. Congrats to Marlene G. (commenter #3), this week’s giveaway winner! Please check your email for our note (including spam filters). If you are unable to locate our message, please write us at egfi-teachers@asee.org.

    Thanks to all who entered, and be sure to check back for our new giveaway question later this afternoon!

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