Bring Engineering
into your Classroom

How can Connections Help?

New technologies

Incorporate new (beginner level) educational technologies into your classroom in a meaningful way!

Prepare your students

Prepare your students to solve creative and complex problems through the engineering design process.

Meet curriculum expectations

All of our online resources and lesson plans have been designed to help you meet Ontario curriculum expectations.

Have fun!

Have fun with you students as you learn more about engineering!

Lesson Plans and Resources

This project is great for students in the primary grades. Students learn about simple machines and friction while using the basics of the engineering design process. 

Air powered car

This activity is great for students in the junior grades. Students will learn about conservation and strategies to lessen our environmental footprint all while creating their own tiny home!

tiny house

This project is works best in the intermediate classroom. Students will explore green energy solutions while following the engineering design process to build and test wind turbines.

Wind turbine

The Connections Educational Technology Conference has been designed to continue building a collaborative partnership between Queen’s University and K-12 teachers in the Greater Kingston Area.

Teacher Professional Development

Connections' Response to COVID-19 - Queen’s Summer Camps Cancelled

Given the current public health environment and challenges presented by physical distancing, Queen’s has made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person youth camps normally delivered throughout the summer. As a result, Connections Engineering Outreach is unable to facilitate our on-campus programs this summer. We understand that this news comes at a difficult time, but the health and safety of campers and camp staff is the university’s top priority. Although we are disappointed that we are not able to run our on-campus programs, our goal is to provide safe, engaging, and enriching virtual content throughout the summer. We ask for your patience as we continue to work out the details of these programs. For those who have already registered and paid for one of our summer programs, a full refund will follow within the next two weeks. We will also send a confirmation email once the refund has been processed. If you have any concerns or questions regarding the refund process, please contact desuree.degagne@queensu.ca The university knows that the camp experience is an important one for children and counsellors. Queen’s camps have been a popular tradition in Kingston for years, and the university looks forward to maintaining that tradition once it is safe to do so.