The STEM Lab

Linton Elementary

THIRD NINE WEEKS NEWSLETTER

Engineering Units

This past nine weeks students have taken a closer look at STEM career fields. The following are the fields grade levels have studied. Students used the Engineering Design Process to work together and solve problems.
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Kindergarten: CIVIL ENGINEERING

Civil engineering creates lots of things our society needs. There are many types of civil engineers. They design roads, bridges, airports, railroads, buildings, dams, landfills, drinking water systems, sewer systems, and stormwater drainage systems. Civil engineers use math, science, physics, and lots of creativity every day, and they are always seeking innovative ways to make infrastructure function better and more safely.

Source: https://www.maulfoster.com/about-us/mfa-kids-learn-about-civil-engineering/

1st grade: ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Earth’s environment makes life possible. Environmental engineers focus on ways to sustain and improve the natural environment. Environmental engineers gain expertise in how to design water and wastewater treatment systems, how to reduce air pollution and how to remediate sites impacted by hazardous materials.

2nd & 3rd grade: AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Aerospace engineers constantly develop and improve on the science of aviation. Airplanes, spaceships, drones, and paper airplanes are all examples of aviation.

4th & 5th grade: ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Electrical engineering is the name for the field in which people invent, create, improve and fix electronic devices, tools and equipment. Electrical engineers use lots of math, science and research to develop all kinds of small and large devices and the electrical circuits that help them run.
The Engineer Song