Shake Things Up with Everyday Examples

On a hot day in a warm classroom, an ice cold drink is already on the minds of your students. Shake up a carbonated soft drink to demonstrate concepts of power in an AC circuit!

In this easy-to-implement Every Examples in Engineering lesson plan, all you need is a half-full bottle of any carbonated soft drink. Shake it up and you're ready to illustrate concepts of active power, reactive power, and apparent power. (View lesson plan)

ENGAGE Everyday Examples in Engineering  

  • Incorporate simple, familiar examples to which students can easily relate
  • Make teaching fundamental concepts more engaging
  • Increase your students' ability to understand and retain those concepts

Summer is here and provides a great opportunity to select E³s lesson plans to incorporate into the courses you’ll be teaching next semester.

E³s are conveniently grouped into 13 easy-to-browse subject matter categories:

•    Calculus and Differential Equations
•    Chemistry
•    Circuits
•    Control Systems
•    Dynamics
•    Engineering Design
•    Fluids
•    Introduction to Engineering
•    Materials Sciences
•    Physics
•    Solid Mechanics
•    Statics
•    Thermodynamics

If you don’t see an E³s lesson plan related to a technical concept you’ll be teaching next semester, consider developing an everyday example of your own.

Now’s the time to take advantage of these teaching resources that will enhance student success and persistence in engineering.

Your students will appreciate your effort. Evidence suggests that your teaching evaluations will improve right along with your students’ performance!