Test Drive Engineering


Start Your Engines

The following ideas will give your students or child a chance to explore engineering. Whether they have five minutes or five months, they’ll learn more about themselves, refine their goals, gain a richer perspective about the world of engineering, and maybe even boost their college applications!


In Five Minutes

Go to Cool Content and Activities and select videos and games to:

  • Watch a video about engineering
  • Play an online engineering game

In Sixty Minutes

Talk to an engineer or technician. Ask them: 

  • What kind of projects do you work on?
  • What do you like about your job?
  • What do you wish you knew about engineering before you started in this career?

Parents: Do you know any engineers or technicians? Have your child contact them and ask if they’d be willing answer a few questions about their work.

Educators: Invite an engineer or technician into your classroom to talk about their work and how they got interested in the field.


In One Day

  • Visit a science museum.
  • Go to a local engineering event. Check out DiscoverE's calender to see if there are events near you.
  • Tour a college campus.

Over a School Semester

  • Take an engineering or technology class.
  • Compete in the Future City competition.

Over the Summer

  • Go to an engineering-themed camp.
  • Get a summer job or internship at an engineering company.