An Everyday Example a Day Keeps Students Engaged in Engineering
Demonstrate engineering concepts using familiar and relatable examples to increase engagement and persistence among your students!
What are Everyday Examples in Engineering (E³s)?
E³s demonstrate engineering concepts based on objects and ideas familiar to students, like exploding soda cans, musical instruments, or bicycles. E³s are more engaging to students than typical examples such as I-beams and boiler pipes. Familiarity provides students with a level of comfort and some basic intuitive understanding.
Why use E³s with your students?
E³s generate interest and enthusiasm, which contributes to:
- Increased student persistence
- Better retention of learned information
- Increased student engagement, especially in large classes
E³s are effective among all groups of students and students rate faculty more favorably in their evaluations when E³s are used.
Resources for your classroom
Check out our free library of E³s across 13 subjects. Pick one. Try it out in your classroom. Ask your students what they think about it. And repeat.