Celebrate National Engineers Week in your classroom with these daily activities to engage and inspire students through engineering.
The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) created National Engineers Week in 1951 as a way to celebrate engineers. It also falls during George Washington’s birthday (the 22nd), which is a fitting tribute to one of the country’s first prominent engineers.
Here are some activities you can try with your students to bring engineering to the forefront of your classroom during this important week.
1. Dream Big
This year’s theme for National Engineers Week is “Dream Big.” The IMAX film “Dream Big” will be released during National Engineers Week to celebrate the creative power of engineering to do good for society. Take your students to see the movie and discuss the importance of engineering in our society. If you can’t see the movie, incorporate the concept of Dream Big into your classroom by using one of DiscoverE’s 12 lesson plan ideas or one of their 50 classroom activities that celebrate this year’s theme.