Paper airplanes can demonstrate many engineering fundamentals, and they are fun! "Hangtime Optimization for a Paper Airplane" lays out an engineering experiment, with all the elements of the scientific method expected in a K-12 science fair project. This approach is fundamental to good engineering, or scientific research, and can be applied to many science assignments throughout elementary, middle and high school.
Is An Engineering Career for You?
This short paper outlines the wide range of engineering jobs available to you. It also helps assess a person's tendency toward engineering skills. High school course recommendations, to prepare for undergraduate studies in engineering, are noted. Other topics covered include college curriculum and engineering career potential.
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Educational Resources
Parents, Educators…. How much does your child know about our solar system and space exploration? The Exhibits and Displays team has created a unique interactive game to motivate, inspire and spark the interest of our next generation of explorers. The Space Game is divided into two levels – novice and advanced. Each level includes three sets of five questions about various space-related topics. The game ends with either a successful Delta launch or an “abort” message – depending on how well you answer the questions. Players can play online or download the game for future play.
The site also features a variety of downloadable screen savers, reference and activity sheets, and it's updated often. Check back for new games and resources.