Boeing Partners to Produce STEM Activities for Students K-12
Boeing, Iridescent’s Curiosity Machine, PBS Learning Media and the Teaching Channel have produced a collection of free educational materials and tutorials that children can use to design their own satellite, engineer an airfoil, and find alternative energy sources, among dozens of other activities. Boeing engineers worked side-by-side with its partners to develop Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) lesson plans, documentaries and hands-on activities that break down complicated concepts into easy-to-digest resources. The activities are intended to develop skills such as the ability to think critically, collaborate and communicate effectively.
“The engineering design challenges we developed together with Boeing have helped us bring science and engineering concepts directly to school children and families in many underserved and underrepresented communities around the world,” said Amy Kim, senior director of Iridescent’s Curiosity Machine. “Problem-solving is not limited to the specific math and science formulas, it’s about how to apply the engineering design process in hands-on ways that yield many solutions. This collection of content achieves that goal.”
The classroom content is appropriate for students K-12 and covers a range of topic areas, including: engineering in action, the magic of flight, space exploration, STEM teaching tools, designing the future, career runway, and more.