Engineering, Go for It (eGFI)

Engineering, Go for It (eGFI) is a site (I first mentioned eGFI a couple of years ago HERE) that provides a focused and engaging set of resources to get students excited about engineering. You can watch video clips (see below) of university students describing their engineering programs or learn about a specific field of engineering.

The Etube section contains multiple engineering themed video clips while the Trailblazers section features readings and video spotlights on real working engineers. There is now a substantial collection of these clips.. with a diverse collection of scientists/engineers sharing their work. See embedded example below.

The site also has a For Teachers section with K-12: lesson plansclass activitiesoutreach programsweb resources, and more. The lesson plans seem very well developed and contain downloadable documents, video supports, assessments, etc.

There is also a great interactive online magazine about engineering- check it out HERE.

Applications for Science Teachers: Any district, school, or teacher looking to add some engineering focus to science instruction would be well served in checking out this site as a starting place.

One response to “Engineering, Go for It (eGFI)

  1. Thanks for showcasing the site, Kirk. Our eGFI staff just did a 25-minute interview with Learning Matters; your readers may be interested in learning more about eGFI through the podcast:

    http://learningmatters.tv/blog/podcasts/podcast-egfi/7956/

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