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Engineering Everywhere

kids building straw structure in AustinDeveloped by the Museum of Science, Boston, Engineering Everywhere is a free engineering curriculum full of hands-on design activities for middle-school-aged youth in after-school and camp programs.

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Build a Bobsled Racer

bobsled on track Teams of students in grades 3 to 8 learn about friction, forces, and the engineering design process by building and testing miniature bobsleds to see which can race down an icy slope either the fastest or slowest.

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Teachers’ Summer: Online Engineering Workshops, March 7 and June 20, 2011

tec_defaultEngineering the Future® Online Course is a moderated four-week online course, March 7 and June 20, 2011, offered by Boston’s Museum of Science, and covering the same engineering education material as the three-day institute held at the museum. It is ideal for high school teachers from other regions, or for those who prefer to study online. Online participants perform hands-on activities, interacting with course content for about six hours per week. Additional time for designing and building projects is also required. Cost: $150.

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Teachers’ Summer: Engineering Institute, Boston. June 23-25, 2010

tec_defaultEngineering the Future® Three-Day Institutes is a concentrated, hands-on workshop offered by the Museum of Science, Boston, open to all teachers interested in expanding their knowledge of standards-based engineering design.Participants work through key activities in each of the course’s four projects, and have the opportunity to ask questions, practice what they’ve learned, and discuss concerns with course developers and experienced teachers. Cost: $350 ($400 after June 4). No new 2011 information available.

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Teachers Program: Engineering Workshop, Boston, May 3-5

Teachers are invited to join the Everyone Engineers! Workshop being held at the Museum of Science, Boston, May 3-5, 2010. Teachers will learn how EiE curricular materials help meet engineering and technology standards, and will engage in hands-on activities with solar ovens and alarm circuits. Cost: $350 before and $400 after April 20. Registration deadline: April 26, 2010.

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Event: NanoDays at Boston’s Museum of Science

nanodays_exBoston’s Museum of Science joins NanoDays, the nationwide celebration of nanoscale science, from March 27 – April 3, inviting everyone to join in a week of nano-related activities week long, with several special events: jugglers, demonstrations, model building, and live presentations.

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2010 Intel Schools of Distinction

The 2010 Intel Schools of Distinction Awards program is open for applications. The National Center for Technological Literacy at the Museum of Science, Boston is a sponsor of this program, which recognizes K-12 U.S. schools demonstrating 21st century teaching and learning environments and implementing innovative programs that inspire their students to excel in the areas of math and science.

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Teacher Program: Biotech at Boston, March 29, 2010

Biology teachers are invited join Boston’s Museum of Science for a full-day symposium on current approaches to biotechnology education, March 29, 2010. Teachers interested in leadinga 90-minute session are encouraged to submit a proposal by January 15, 2010.

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Curriculum: Engineering is Elementary. Museum of Science, Boston

EIEThe Engineering is Elementary (EiE) project aims to foster engineering and technological literacy among children. EiE is creating a research-based, standards-driven, and classroom-tested curriculum that integrates engineering and technology concepts and skills with elementary science topics. EiE lessons not only promote K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning, but also connect with literacy and social studies.

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