Dealing with your daughter’s interest in engineering.
Engineering is a field of study where talented individuals with an interest in science and engineering can make a meaningful contribution to society.
The first step toward understanding engineering and showing a passion for it is to incorporate concepts of science and engineering while your daughter is still in primary school. In this way, you help to encourage curiosity, curiosity which leads to a passion for science and engineering in your daughter and provides an exciting field to explore once she enters higher school.
Say yes to an experience where your daughter is introduced to engineering concepts. As you approach, your daughter will have the opportunity to interact with examples and explore. After your first year of teaching, she can even be able to assist you while you work.
Interact with experts
Your daughter can have real-life interactions with engineering experts. She can join the team of technicians and test engineers.
Choose engineering careers you find interesting
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers are vast and the possibilities are endless. She can choose a career that combines her interest in science and engineering.
A Lego career, for example, is a STEM career where you build electronics using Lego bricks to do things. Your daughter can learn a lot of fun coding concepts through learning computer engineering from a Lego career. You can be flexible in choosing jobs that your daughter finds interesting.
Introduce engineering from a local perspective
Explain to your daughter what kind of local engineering work she can be exposed to. This might include a company called Cornell University that works with the Mayor of New York to create a smart city. Her first step will be to visit the company and see how it works.
Want to learn more about the University? There is a guide to their recent projects here. They have developed a website where you can learn more about their day-to-day work.
Volunteer for charity projects
Volunteering for charity projects is a great way to learn about engineering. You can get involved with projects focused on building and improving the environment.
A great way to get involved is to build houses for homeless families and then help repair and maintain the houses over time.
Help develop a chemistry textbook
This is another great way for your daughter to learn about engineering concepts. Don’t worry if she has to program her own program. She can spend hours building a chemistry textbook on a Raspberry Pi computer. She can learn these concepts through the lives of chemistry.
Inexperienced, but curious, students will probably find it rather challenging, but after learning about some basic concepts, she will be able to work out her own solutions.
Challenge your daughter
Introduce her to challenging scenarios and scenarios where she will have to solve problems. This is the way a true engineer solves problems.
Challenge your daughter to invent a solution for a problem she has just experienced. Introduce her to the famous inventor Isaac Newton, and challenge her to come up with an application of Newton’s laws of motion which have never been demonstrated.
Explore the past
Let your daughter search and discover the beginnings of engineering and its development. She should be able to read about the great engineering inventions, but she should also learn about the careers of the people who created these inventions.
This is a good opportunity to show your daughter how engineers got into the technology field and developed these amazing tools and devices. You can encourage her to research materials for research and present them to her.