Students explore the cooling effects of shade as they engineer sun hats that block sunlight and meet users’ needs.
Students investigate how materials interact with light as they engineer nightlights that meet user preferences and communicate a message.
After learning about pollinators and their importance, students engineer hand pollinators that move pollen from one pumpkin flower to another.
Students engineer dog door systems for an animal shelter that can open or stay closed using magnetic forces.
Students engineer vests that incorporate an electric communication system to increase pedestrian, cyclist, or skateboarder safety at a busy intersection.
Students consider the effects of plastics on the marine ecosystem and community as they engineer filters to reduce plastic waste entering the ocean.
YES Elementary and YES Middle School units integrate with science ideas and standards. We carefully design engineering challenges so students develop and use science knowledge as they generate solutions.
YES works closely with teachers to develop a suite of resources for each unit. These include:
Engineering Design Process
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