In Room 10 at Odyssey Elementary School in Colorado Springs, Colo., teacher Erik Russell leads a class of 27 fourth-graders in a lesson not on reading or writing, but engineering, reports the Wall Street Journal. Chemical engineering, actually: As part of a unit on solids and liquids, the students are asked to gradually mix combinations of flour, water, and salt--marking down what happens as they go along--to come up with an optimal play-dough consistency. What seems like child's play is actually an experiment in moving engineering beyond higher education and...

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