Teacher Review for Engineer Your Life

Introduce engineering to girls!

Donna M.
Classroom teacher
Vista Visions Academy
Vista, United States
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My Subjects Science, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
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.
My Take
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.