NGSS Engineering-aligned Physics Curriculum

Physics and Physical Science Curriculum featuring Engineering

Our engineering curriculum is aligned to Physics and Physical Science Standards in NGSS, and engages students in science and engineering practices including: asking questions, carrying out investigations and communicating information through exploring real-world challenges.

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Engineering and physics go hand-in-hand!

TeachEngineering provides high-quality NGSS-aligned lessons and activities with physics-focused worksheets and assessments to promote physical science proficiency for middle and high school students. Our curriculum also includes advanced high-school physics activities that span the core concepts of AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Physics Teachers

Both the Engineering Design Process and the Scientific Method are tools employed by engineers to solve challenging, multifaceted problems. The steps of the scientific method are employed when an engineer needs to test a hypothesis or learn about unknown processes, while the engineering design process is an iterative cycle that is useful in designing new products and processes. Through applying the Engineering Design Process, engineers continuously learn from failure to make incremental improvements in product or process designs. Learn more about how to use the Engineering Design Process and find example curriculum on our Engineering Design Hub!

The difference between Making and Engineering is in the extent of planning and analysis that goes into product design. Engineered products are not the result of trial and error, but a careful understanding of how the world around us works through the mastery and application of knowledge in physics, math, chemistry, biology, sociology and other fields ---and integrating that knowledge to design products and processes that behave in creative, yet predictable, ways. For a broader idea of what engineers do, check out our What is Engineering video!

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