Why is the Statue of Liberty Blue-Green?

Why is the Statue of Liberty Blue-Green?

Ideas for Everyday Examples in Engineering (E³s) are limitless!

From figure skating, apples, soda cans, and even Lady Liberty herself, you don't need to look far to find ideas for E³s that can be used to teach technical concepts in a way that is engaging and familiar to your students.

Dr. Chun Wu created a popular Chemistry lesson plan with over 45,000 downloads from the Engage website that asks and answers this question, “Why is the Statue of Liberty blue-green?” to explain the concept of oxidation reaction. Click the image below to view this lesson plan.

  • Improves student engagement;
  • Increases retention of engineering students;
  • And improves student evaluations of instructors!

Everyday Example Lesson Plans

Explore a broad range of everyday example lesson plans including faculty-submitted lesson plans by visiting theENGAGE website.


Tools for increasing student retention through:

Everyday Examples in Engineering
Faculty-Student Interaction
Spatial Visualization Skills

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