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K-12 Standards for teaching "design thinking" and engineering processes are contained in the Next Generation Science Standards.
Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States (2013). National Academies Press (free download).
Guide to Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (2015). National Academies Press (free download).
Literacy for Science: Exploring the Intersection of the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core for ELA Standards (2014). National Academies Press (free download).
Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards (2014). National Academies Press (free download).
"Kid-Ventions with the U.S. Patent Library" by Barbara J. Hampton, in How to STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in Libraries, edited byVera Gubnitskaia and Carol Smallwood. (2013). Scarecrow Press.
In addition to books on inventors and inventing, you may find useful information in journal articles about specific individuals and patents, as well as lesson plans and classroom activities to inspire creativity.
Among Sacred Heart University's "Best Bets" subscription journal databases for this information, consider:
Education Research Complete [EBSCO]
Education Reference Complete [Gale-Cengage]
Also, consider online resources and ebooks available through iConn at school and public libraries.
Curricular requirements for engineering and design thinking skills are contained in the Next Generation Science Standards.
Connecticut State Department of Education: Science - policies and recommendations for implementation of Next Generation Science Standards.
|from 01/01/2000 to present in Education Research Complete
|from 01/01/1997 to 1 year ago in Education Research Complete|
|from 01/01/2003 to 1 year ago in Academic Search Premier
|from 1989 to present in Directory of Open Access Journals
International Technology and Engineering Educators Association - professional association
Engineer Girl (National Academy of Engineering) - secondary technology & engineering educators; promotes technological literacy for all by supporting the teaching of technology and engineering
Design Squad Nation (PBS) - Parents & educators resources on companion website for television series.
NASA for Kids: Introduction to Engineering (National Geographic)
Engineering is Elementary (Museum of Science, Boston) - research-based, teacher-tested curriculum materials for schools and out-of-school time programs
Pre-College Outreach (American Society of Civil Engineers) - materials for K-12 students, clubs, mentoring
Lemelson-MIT Program - inventor archive, inventor handbook, videos, & more.
Exploratorium - science museum with publications, videos, & online resources for educators