Big Deal Media

K-12 Technology
Put STEAM into STEM
http://www.novelengineering.org/

Jan 04, 2016 2016-01-04

STEM • STEAM • STREAM

Put STEAM into STEM

Researchers in the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) at Tufts University have established an initiative called Novel Engineering, in which engineering challenges are plucked from the plots of assigned books. The goal of Novel Engineering is to bolster reading comprehension through hands-on projects while teaching students the engineering process and linking it to the human problems it helps to solve. In the five years since Novel Engineering began, the CEEO team and partner universities have taught the approach to about 150 teachers around the country. They have also stocked an online repository with sample projects and a list of books, by grade level, which have mixed well with engineering in the past, including Judy Blume’s Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach. In addition, the website presents examples of books that some Novel Engineering classrooms have used. Click the cover image to view the problems identified by students in those classrooms and the solutions they designed and built.

Click Here to Visit Website

Click Here to Access Examples of Books

Engineering Problem-based Learning Reading/English/Language Arts

SHARE: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email

RELATED CONTENT

BROWSE TOPICS

Digital Learning • Learning Support
Funding & Recognition
Mobile Learning
Professional Growth
Social Media
STEM • STEAM • STREAM

BROWSE FOCUS AREAS

GET OUR NEWSLETTERS

Please select



T4T Subscribe Home Page