Explore this collection of hands-on activities designed for use in K-12 classrooms and informal education settings.
Students learn the vast size differential of nanoscale compared to visible scale objects.
Explore the four forces of flight and modify paper airplane designs in order to fly them more slowly or faster.
Students will learn about the engineering process while conducting and observing three launch altitudes using film canister seltzer rockets.
Students will learn how the power of the wind is harnessed and used to make electricity by designing, building and testing wind turbines.
Students will use game-play to learn important concepts about the engineering process, the main parts of a robot, how those parts change with the problem the robot is intended to solve, and basic robotics programming.
Designed specifically to help engineers use this game in the classroom.
Students learn how the sun's activity and magnetism drive space weather and impact Earth's living and technological systems.
Students will learn how engineers are working with nanotechnology to make metamaterials. Students will explore how light refracts and bends naturally to better understand how scientist are trying to alter the way light bends with metamaterials to create invisibility fields.
Explore how Newton's Third Law of Motion comes into play when launching a projectile like a stomp rocket. Students will work in small groups to design and launch a stomp rocket. Using their knowledge of Newton's Third Law of Motion, students will dicusss how they could modify their rocket's trajectory.
Students will work through the engineering process while designing and testing wind turbine blades.
Find two short hands-on activities designed to help middle school students understand that magnifying objects allows them to be seen in more detail and that objects look different at different magnifications.
Students learn how solar activity is monitored and examine the impact the sun has on space weather and Earth systems.
Explore how Newton’s Second and Third Laws of Motion play a part in how a rocket lifts off. As a rocket burns fuel, a hot gas is created and forced out of the back of the rocket. Students will apply Newton’s Laws to design, test, redesign, and retest rockets to optimize the distance a rocket travels from launch.
Students will work through the engineering process while designing and testing wind turbine blades. Students will then use their tested turbine to investigate what happens to the voltage of electricity as it is transmitted along an electrical wire.
The resources on the Engineers in the Classroom website are the result of a partnership between Lockheed Martin and National Geographic. The goal is to inspire and channel students into engineering and other careers related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—STEM careers.
On this website you will find a guide to help you prepare for your visit and a diverse collection of resources to use. The collection includes detailed hands-on activities, a dynamic intro video and PowerPoint presentation, video clips related to themes in the activities, Lockheed Martin engineering career booklets, and more.
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This detailed guide is designed to give you a framework for planning and implementing your visit. Find guidelines, practical suggestions, classroom management tips, and more.
Use this dynamic, fast-paced video as an introduction to the work and world of engineering.
Use this customizable presentation to give a quick overview of the many different engineering fields—and the difference engineers make in all our lives.
Join two well-versed classroom volunteers from Lockheed Martin for a first-hand look at what to expect and how to make the most of your classroom volunteer experience!
Find our collection of educator resources about the invisible realms of things too fast, too slow, and too small to see.
Find multimedia activities on extreme weather in our solar system.
With this booklet, high school students can find out more about engineering, what to do now to prepare for a career in engineering—or at least to have the option to consider it later—and learn about some of the engineering disciplines at Lockheed Martin.
With this booklet, middle school students can find out more about engineering, what to do now to consider it as a career later, and learn about some of the engineering disciplines at Lockheed Martin.
With this booklet, elementary students work through puzzles, games, and activities to find out what it means to be an engineer and meet some engineers up close and personal.