Dream Big: Engineering Our World is accompanied by a comprehensive set of resources to use in the classroom, in STEM Clubs and at home. These materials can be used in conjunction with a visit to watch the film, or they work equally well as stand-alone teaching and learning resources.
Although created in the US, the content is easily adaptable for UK schools. Use the table below to compare the US school grade to help you decide which resources might be most relevant to your classes.
|US School Grade||Age||English School Year|
|Kindergarten||5-6 years||Year 1|
|1st Grade||6-7 years||Year 2|
|2nd Grade||7-8 years||Year 3|
|3rd Grade||8-9 years||Year 4|
|4th Grade||9-10 years||Year 5|
|5th Grade||10-11 years||Year 6|
|6th Grade||11-12 years||Year 7|
|7th Grade||12-13 years||Year 8|
|8th Grade||13-14 years||Year 9|
|9th Grade||14-15 years||Year 10|
|10th Grade||15-16 years||Year 11|
|11th Grade||16-17 years||Year 12|
|12th Grade||17-18 years||Year 13|
Educator Guide & Lesson Plans
The Dream Big Educator Guide is a companion resource to the film. It includes cross curricular activities set out as lesson plans for different year groups. Each lesson presents pupils with an engineering challenge inspired by the work of real engineers and can be used to help introduce the engineering approach and mindset. Download the complete guide or select individual lessons below.
These ten Hands-On Engineering Activities were developed specially for Dream Big and all have a connection to a story or theme in the film. Two of the activities—Windy City Tower and Build an Earthquake-Resistant Structure—are seen being performed by children in the film. To access more than 30 additional engineering activities, please visit the film partner DiscoverE’s website: http://www.discovere.org/dreambig/activities
Delve deeper into the engineering stories featured in the film with this series of five-minute educational videos. Each of the videos matches up to a lesson plan included in the Dream Big Educator Guide, but they can be used independently. There’s also a video introducing the women engineers featured in the film.
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