How I Use It
I use this site as part of a career unit. It is one resource for students to investigate various STEM careers and report on those that pique their interest. I have also used the video clips with applicable units. For example, Daniele Lantagne's clip provides an engaging introduction to a unit on water pollution and Tanya Martinez's clip introduces a unit on renewable energy. Student's enjoy the clips and the provides links to college information related to engineering, if students want to learn more.
This site is a resource to introduce students to the career of an engineer. I like the fact that it shows young women of various ethnicities practicing engineering, however, I would like the site better if it also showed some males. There are links explaining different types of engineering and what classes students need to take beginning in middle school to become an engineer. Students can also explore college options for engineering. The site provides information, but it is up to the teacher to design a lesson so students can apply the information they learn.