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Puzzler: Online Engineering Quiz

jets understanding2JETS Practical Understanding is an online exercise that allows users to sample the kinds of problems engineering students tackle. It also provides the chance to solve some problems, see how interesting they are, and how well you understand them. The exercise contains 25 multiple-choice questions covering general areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Attempting all 25 questions takes about 30 minutes to complete.

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Olympic Speed Skating Puzzle

From the hinge in the slap skate to the texture of the swift suit, engineering enhances athletic achievement. Challenge your students to test their knowledge of the technology used in this exciting Olympic sport with a fun crossword puzzle for grades 6-12. Clues can be found in this week’s feature on speed skating, and in the answer key.

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Olympics Matching Game

Where would the Olympians be without their carefully engineered hockey sticks, skates, and helmets? Have your students grades K-3 try their hand at this quick and fun matching game, as a way to prompt discussion on sports equipment. A Spanish version is also available.

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Website: Invention Dimension

The Lemelson-MIT Program’s Invention Dimension is a fun-filled and at times wacky approach to making learning about invention exciting for the kid in all of us. Have some fun with invention games and explore the wealth of inventor and invention resources, including inventor profiles and patent guidelines.

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Engineering Word Search, Grades 3-5

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As classes wind down (or up!) for the holidays, here’s a fun activity to get students thinking about engineering. It a game families can enjoy, too. Print and distribute copies of this pdf puzzler, then see how many words students can locate within 10-15 minutes.

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Engineering Word Search

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As classes wind down (or up!) for the holidays, here’s a fun activity to get students thinking about engineering. It a game families can enjoy, too. Print and distribute copies of this pdf puzzler, directing students to locate as many words as possible.

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