Discover Engineering Online

Engineers!..... Don't they drive trains? Do your students think this? If so, surprise!!! Engineers do lots of cool stuff! For example, did you know electrical and computer engineers design compact disc players and DVD's? Engineers create lots of cool gadgets. On this Web site you can find out what type of engineer builds roller coasters, water slides, snowboards or fighter jets/planes. You can also find fun activities, experiments and projects all related to engineering on Discover Engineering!

A Place for You

This Web site is from l'Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec [in English, the Québec Order of Engineers]. It has links to amusing problems and questions that allows you to test your engineering knowledge.


The PBS web site explains all about large-scale construction - domes, dams, skyscrapers, bridges and tunnels. It is definitely worth a look and it is a nice companion to further understand structures.

Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century

Explore this Web site for a fascinating look back in history. Includes a list of the top twenty engineering achievements of the 20th Century.

For example, electricity is number one followed by the automobile, the airplane and water distribution. This Web site is very informative and interesting. It demonstrates the important role that engineering has in shaping our world.

Design a Rollercoaster

Try your hand at designing roller coasters. See what it's like to be an engineer! This interactive web site allows you to design your own roller coaster using the same physics concepts that are used to design real coasters. When you're done, your coaster will need to pass an inspection for both safety and fun. Great site for your students!

Engineering, Go For It!

eGFI is for everyone! From the interactive website to the colorful and inspiring print and digital magazine, there is something for everyone--students, K-12 teachers and informal educators, parents and guardians, and anyone else with an interest in engineering.  


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