Program Flyer: Why Engineering?

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Contact Information
Yanitza Tavarez
401 F Street NW
Washington, DC  20001
Phone: 2022722448ext312
Program Title
Why Engineering?
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
   based on 1 evaluation(s).
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6
Maximum Number of Participants
no maximum
Minimum Number of Participants
Primary Disciplines
Fine Arts, Career Education, Mathematics, Sciences
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Program Description
Ever wonder how buildings stand up? Ever wonder what makes the air conditioning in our homes work?  Ever wonder why skyscrapers are so tall? Join the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. for an exploration into engineering. Take a look at engineers and their impact on the places where we live, work, and play. These problem solvers are always curious about the world. Are you? Through a series of interviews with engineers and fun design challenges, you will learn about careers in engineering in this interactive STE(A)M program. 

Distance learning programs at the National Building Museum are generously supported by the United Engineering Foundation.

Program Format
1. TALK: engineering careers and design process
2. VIDEO: Spotlight on an Engineer
3. THINK: quick design challenge
4. ACTIVITY: Step-by-Step DEMO
During the program, students will:
• learn about engineering and its disciplines with an emphasis on real-life applications
• get a behind-the-scenes look into the work of engineers with an emphasis on projects in Washington DC
• engage in several quick challenges using the engineering design process
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
3-5-ETS1-1. Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
Program Length
45 minutes
Program Cost
Interactive: $0.00
Interactive Premium: $0.00
Program Fee Notes
Cancellation Policy
Is recording allowed?

Program Delivery Mode(s)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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