One of the jobs of an engineer is to learn how to use forces in ways that benefit society. Examples of situations in which forces are important in engineering are designing bridges that can withstand the force of high winds and countless semitrailer trucks, designing roofs that do not collapse under the load of heavy snow, making music players that work flawlessly while a person is running, or creating airplane wings that harness wind forces to enable flight. Engineers and artists are a lot alike when they study the effects of forces on something they are designing. Often engineers and artists work together to design and build some of the greatest structures on Earth.
In this activity fromTeachEngineering, students learn how forces are used in the creation of art. They come to understand that it is not just bridge and airplane designers who are concerned about how forces interact with objects, but artists as well. As “paper engineers,” students use the associated activities to create their own mobiles and pop-up books, and identify and use the forces (air currents, gravity, hand movement) acting upon them.
Where does our food come from? Who has access to healthful food? How is climate change affecting our food? How is climate change affecting our food? ProjectS.O.W. (Seeds of Wonder), a freecurriculum developed by Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), gives teachers ways to explore these issues with young people aged 13–19.
REALM is a program sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) to publicly recognize excellent literary magazines produced by students with the support of their teachers. REALM is designed to encourage all schools to develop literary magazines that celebrate the art and craft of writing.
The BookmarkED 2023 Book Club is a one-of-a-kind online experience bringing together authors and artists with K–12 teachers to explore literacy in a whole new way. The event will be held from July 1 to 22, 2023, and everything is online in a user-friendly community platform.