Discussing or reading about these careers can help students make important connections between the in-class lesson and STEM
job opportunities in the real world.
Did you have fun designing and building planes? Do you want to come up with lots of crazy designs of your own? Aerospace engineers design and build real planes, and other flying vehicles like
helicopters and rockets.
Did you have fun figuring out the process to make your planes? Do you think you could figure out how to produce them faster or more efficiently? Could you turn your entire classroom into a
plane-producing factory? Industrial engineers design and optimize the factories that produce things like planes, as well as household items like computers, cell phones, and refrigerators.