Video-Enhanced Activities in Engineering
Episode: Turtle Mania
SciGirls design ways to increase the turtle population in their neighborhood wetland.
Izzie straps on her waders with Annie and her friends to make a local wetland more attractive to turtles. After conducting a turtle population study, the girls apply technology, design and engineering skills to design a turtle basking platform. Finally, the episode addresses the role of science and technology in society as the girls present their findings to city officials to persuade them to add a turtle-friendly basking platform to a local pond. And the girls' mentor introduces them to careers in environmental science.
Additional Engineering Activities:
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- Think, Plan, Build! Engineering/ Design Process (517K PDF)
- The SciGirls Seven: Strategies for Engaging Girls in STEM (876K PDF)
- Standards Correlation (715K PDF)
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