Celebrate National Engineers Week with Design Thinking!

National Engineers Week is February 20–26, 2022! What better time to engage in engineering and design thinking activities in your classroom?! Engineering and design thinking can open up a whole new world of innovation and creativity for students.  National Engineers Week offers many opportunities to introduce your students to the world of engineering. Introduce them … read more »

Celebrate World Thinking Day

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” ― Albert Einstein A tradition since 1926, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides celebrate World Thinking Day on February 22, scouting founder Lord Baden-Powell’s birthday. The Girl Guides and Girl Scouts dedicated this day to thinking … read more »

A Guide to Understanding and Implementing Computational Thinking

Computational thinking (CT) is an essential set of skills required for success in the 21st Century. Wikipedia defines computational thinking as “a set of problem-solving methods that involve expressing problems and their solutions in ways that a computer could also execute.” The four problem-solving methods are problem decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction, and algorithms.  But what does … read more »

What’s the Buzz: Engineering Design Process

Today is Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.  Those arranging and participating in “Girl’s Day” activities are helping us to close the science gap. SheHeroes (reviewed here) is an organization that believes young girls should be encouraged to pursue non-traditional STEM based careers. Be sure to check out their resources as you plan for participating … read more »