Students will learn about how science and engineering are used to make the world a better place. Inspired by the National Academy of Engineering's Grand Challenges of Engineering, the Kavli Foundation holds a video contest for high schoolers called, "How to Save the World through Science and Engineering. In this activity, students will analyze these videos and identify trends in science and technology that are saving the world. Finally, they will use the information they gathered to create a presentation to answer the question, "How can science and engineering save the world?"
Application Exercises give students an opportunity to apply concepts they have learned in previous instruction. Work completed by a student will be graded through a variety of scoring options including participation and teacher assessment via rubric to provide flexibility with the type of grade sent to the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook. Student work may include open-ended questions, correct/incorrect responses, a final product and/or self-assessment.
Estimated Time:100 minutes
Score Type:Mixed Graded
Available Language: English
Vocabulary: engineering, presentation, project, science, technology