Helpful Resources

 

We appreciate the desire to give your child or student the best foundation in life, particularly if they show an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Maths (often referred to as STEM). That’s why we’ve curated a list of our favourite resources to take that love of creating and problem solving one step further.

 EoT Recommended Online Resources for STEM Learning

 

Check out our favorite ways to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at home!

https://engineersoftomorrow.ca/online-STEM-Resources/


 

Engineer-in-Residence program

 

This initiative pairs professional engineers with their local elementary or high school. Working closely with the teacher, engineers develop a program of activities to support curriculum learning in engaging and novel ways. Students gain exposure to an engineering role model and come away with a better understanding of what engineering actually is!

Watch this video about the program.

This program is available free of charge for schools across Ontario. For more information, check out the website or take this flyer (EIR Flyer Download) to your teacher.

Forms, Program Guide, and other EIR related resources can be found on the EIR Resources Page.

 


 

National Engineering Month

 

This campaign celebrates engineering excellence and takes place across Canada in March every year. Visit nemontario.ca regularly for an up-to-date list of events taking place across Ontario and follow @nemontario on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest activities taking place in your area. Don’t forget to share your photos with us!

 


 

EoT YouTube Channel

 

Miss one of our webinars?  They are all recorded and available for replay on our YouTube channel!  Don’t forget to subscribe once you are there!

 


 

Book Lists

 

Our favorite STEM books for kids:  Download PDF

 


 

Podcasts we love

 

  • 99% Invisible – 99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.
  • The Engineering Commons – The Engineering Commons podcast is hosted entirely by engineers and deals with some difficult concepts in a transparent manner.

 


 

Newsletter Archives

 

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Websites we love

These are some of our favorite “go-to” websites


Sponge Lab – A “global science community” – SpongeLab has a ton of content, including a vast collection of online learning games, animations and videos and images. It also has lesson plans and other educator resources.

Cool Science – Amazing site featuring activities, virtual tours of cool places (like a salt marsh), an ask the scientist feature, resources for teachers and information for students on how to become a scientist.

PEO’s How to Become an Engineer – PEO’s educational outreach website contains great resources for students and teachers related to engineering and becoming a professional engineer.

Science Kids – Science Kids is the home of science and technology on the Internet for children around the world. Including an entire section on Engineering for Kids, this is a fantastic site full of science experiments, cool facts, online games, free activities, ideas, lesson plans, photos, quizzes, videos, and science fair projects.

DiscoverE – Great, searchable database for hands-on STEM activities, lesson plans, presentations, videos, etc.  The DiscoverE (formerly National Engineers Week Foundation) mission is to sustain and grow a dynamic engineering profession through outreach, education, celebration, and volunteerism.

Changing the Conversations Toolkit – This is a resource tool developed by the National Academy of Engineering to help engineering outreach groups deliver messages that improve public perception of engineering.

General public segmented – The report “Because Dreams Need Doing: New Messages for Enhancing Public Understanding of Engineering” analyzed market research conducted for several demographics testing the understanding of engineering and which messages were most favorable and believable.

Wherever you are, we are here – This website is a resource center developed for teaching students from Grades K-12 about engineering. Each resource (activity, lesson, etc.) includes the message that it intends to deliver to its audience.

Grades K-12: Teaching Engineering – The campaign was developed by Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. This video was developed to suit several demographics.

Fields of Engineering – A comprehensive overview of the different disciplines of engineering with some links to explore engineering further!

Engineering Games & Projects – special thank you to Hannah for finding this fun resource which explains the different types of engineering and lots of great activities to get you curious!


 

EoT Recommended Resources for Online STEM Learning

Virtual Tours

Fun learning opportunities and activity websites

Please note this page was published April 2020. Links and access may vary.

The connection between education and community is now more important than ever!

Whether kids are back in the classroom or learning from home, they can continue to connect to the positive social impact engineering has for our society. And educators need our support to do that! 

Our STEM outreach programs are available ONLINE. And our passionate volunteers are super agile! They’re going above and beyond to find solutions that work!

 

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