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Engineering in the Classroom

The Next Generation Science Standards are here, and with them come exciting opportunities for teachers to integrate engineering into the science curriculum!

This resource:

  • Shares examples of how the NGSS engineering standards are used at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory — a leading center for robotic exploration of the solar system.
  • Connects those vignettes to lessons that you can use to engage your students in engineering in the classroom.
  • And provides expanded explanations of what each standard means.

The NGSS engineering standards fit within the Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science, or ETS, Disciplinary Core Idea. Each standard addresses one of the subsections of the ETS Disciplinary Core Idea.