STEM teaching resources for teaching engineering with household materials
Grab-and-Go Lessons

Cardboard Engineering

Practice ingenuity to solve problems with materials readily at hand.

Smartphones & Your Carbon Footprint New!

In this lesson, students will digitally explore the environmental impact generated through the manufacture and use of cell phones across the world, make personal connections to the learning, and develop a plan to reduce their own carbon footprint.

Lesson 75 min Grades 9-12 Resource by:

Engineer a Stringed Instrument

Use this lesson to introduce students to the engineering design process by guiding them through the steps of creating a musical instrument.

Lesson 90 min Grades 3-5 Resource by:

Engineer a Space Capsule

Use this lesson to introduce students to the engineering design process by guiding them through the steps of engineering a space capsule.

Lesson 90 min Grades 3-5 Resource by:

Lemon Battery: Collaborative Problem-Solving

Work collaboratively to make light with lemons.

Lesson 50 min Grades 3-8 Resource by:

Wave Machine: Building a Model

Make a tool with materials from home to show how waves move.

Lesson 50 min Grades 6-8 Resource by:

Pass the Peppers

Use the engineering design process to help Makayla solve a problem for her grandmother.

Lesson 45 min Grades K-2 Resource by:

Make a Parachute

Use materials you find around your home to design a parachute.

Lesson 30 min Grades 3-5 Resource by: