Engineering for Good is a three-week, project-based learning unit for middle school science classrooms focused on developing solutions for negative impacts of plastics on the environment. In these NGSS-aligned lessons, students use the engineering design process to define a problem, brainstorm solutions, develop prototypes and iterate on their designs. The project culminates with students producing videos about their solutions to share with the community.
The Engineering for Good Unit Outline contains a list of the 10 lessons and their objectives.
We are incredibly grateful to the following educators for offering their expertise, and for providing valuable input and feedback during the development of Engineering for Good.
Curriculum and Resource Advisors
Kaki McLachlan, Maria Laws, Stephen Unterholzner, Alyssa Morgan and Amy Herr.
Cyatharine Alias, Geoff Borroughs, Elizabeth Brooking, Sherry Burch, Elisha Burns, Cheryl Chase, Sarah DeMatteo, Annette Dobler, Shaw’sae Dodson, Danette Dresel, Lisa Ernst, Kristina Everhardt, Max Gardner, Kimberly Gray, Deborah Grima-Lowe, Alison Guernsey, Charles Lee, Kristy, Love, Geetha Manjunath, Larry McMullen, Myesha Mebane, Cynthia Mitchell, Rebecca Newburn, Tori Ridosh, Julia Shotwell and Erika So.