Novel Engineering: Developed by Tufts University, Novel Engineering is an excellent way to integrate literacy and STEM in your teaching. In this video, we’ll take you through the steps of this approach using a book on energy as an example. By looking at the characters in a story, students will identify problems these characters are faced with and then brainstorm possible solutions to help them. Once they’ve chosen one idea to develop, the students can then design a solution using simple materials in the classroom and share and refine their ideas with their classmates—just like an engineer solving with problems with energy.
- Presented by Rob Payo, Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Ann Hernandez, Association of Science Technology Centers.
- Scratch/sketch paper
- Scrap materials (foam, foil, paper, cardboard, fabric, etc)
- Art supplies (glue, yarn, scissors, tape, markers)