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Take the eGFI Quiz!

Oceans and robots, geckoes and golfballs. How much do
your students know about engineering? Put them to the test
with this fun multiple-choice quiz for grades 6-12. All the answers
can be found by scoping out the main eGFI website, and we'll post
the right ones in the next teachers' newsletter.

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In this activity, students work in teams to build a portable paper structure that will support the weight of a book. Like civil engineers, they learn that material strength varies with shape and arrangement.

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Think science fair on steroids. Many teachers involve students in science competitions, but few can match Paul McElligott in the frequency and variety of contests his students pursue.

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The Ford Foundation has pledged $100 million Wednesday to "transform" urban high schools in the United States, focusing on seven cities: Los Angeles, New York, Newark, N.J., Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit and Denver, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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eGFI: News For Teachers

Explore the new eGFI website with your students

Introduce your students to engineering with our new interactive cards. Each card illustrates a particular discipline and includes the following:

  • Did you know? (a fun factoid)
  • Make a difference (explains how this type of engineer makes a difference in the world)
  • Where do they work? (Industries, companies, organizations, and the type of work involved)
  • Meet one (meet a real engineer)

Ask them to pick their favorite and tell you why.

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