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The Go-To Guide for Engineering Curricula, Grades 9-12

The Go-To Guide for Engineering Curricula, Grades 9-12
Choosing and Using the Best Instructional Materials for Your Students

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Science Methods

December 2014 | 216 pages | Corwin

How to engineer change in your high school science classroom

With the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards, your students won’t just be scientists—they’ll be engineers. But that doesn’t mean you need to reinvent the wheel. Respected science educator Cary Sneider has done the groundwork for you, collecting a full range of time-tested curriculum materials to seamlessly weave engineering and technology concepts into your math and science lessons.

In this volume, you’ll find descriptions of instructional materials specifically created for—and tested in—high school science classrooms. Features include:

  • A handy table that takes you straight to the chapters most relevant to your needs
  • In-depth commentaries and illustrative examples that demystify engineering curricula at the high school level
  • A vivid picture of what each curriculum looks like in the classroom, the learning goals it accomplishes, and how it helps address the NGSS
  • More information on the integration of engineering and technology into 21st-century science classrooms—and why it will make a difference

One of the most well-respected science educators in the country, Cary Sneider was an NGSS Writing Team Leader and is an associate research professor at Portland State University.



Janet Kolodner
Cary Sneider
Cary Sneider
Technology and Engineering in Middle School Standards
Cary Sneider
Julia Ross
1. The INSPIRES Curriculum
Arthur Eisenkraft
2. Active Physics
Amy Murphy
3. Active Chemistry
Cary Sneider
4. Engineering the Future: Science, Technology, and the Design Process
Cheryl Farmer
5. Engineer Your World: Engineering Design and Problem Solving
Alan Gould
6. Global Systems Science
John Howarth & Janet Bellantoni
7. Science and Global Issues: Electricity - Global Energy and Power
Greg Strimel
8. Engineering by Design High School Courses
Lee Pulis
9. Science by Design: Construct a Boat, Catapult, Glove, and Greenhouse
Susan Riechert
10. Nature's Designs Applied to Technology
Edna DeVore & Pamela Harman
11. Voyages Through Time and the Evolutino of Technology
William Oakes, Mindy Hart, Jean Trusedell, & Philip Cardella
12. EPICS High Program

"The implementation of science standards and the quality of infusion of engineering into science classrooms will ultimately depend on curriculum, model programs, and sound assessment. With this work, Cary Sneider has compiled a set of materials certain to stimulate even more good work. Active and authentic engineering activities are transforming students' engagement with science. The ideas and programs presented in this book will help to show the way."

Rodney L. Custer, Provost & V.P. for Academic Affairs
Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD

"Dr. Sneider's Go-To-Guide provides a framework for implementation, exemplary models, and sound advice to teachers wishing to embed engineering design and engineering-thinking into their instructional programs."

Michael Hacker, Co-Director
Center for STEM Research, Hempstead, NY
Key features
  • Assembles under one cover a colection of quality existing K-5 Engineering curricula that meet the NGSS Grade Standards for elementary education
  • Provides a complete description of the program written by the currriculum PI that describes what their curriculum looks like in the classroom, what learning goals it is intended to accomplish, and how it will help teachers address the Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Each chapter describes one set of instructional materials, usually modules for the elementary school
  • Author Cary Sneider is one of the most respected Science educators in the field and is well known for his ground breaking work in this area.

Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter 1

For instructors

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