Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a first film of its kind for IMAX® and giant screen theatres. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, it will transform how we think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. With its inspiring stories of human grit and aspiration, and extraordinary visuals for the world’s largest screens, Dream Big reveals the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future for us all.
Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Applying and Innovating
Planning and Conducting
K-12: Applied Design, Skills and Technologies (ADST)
K-12: Career Education
Science for Citizens 11: Practical applications for science in the workplace, Applications of material science, Beneficial scientific innovations
Social Studies 1-3: Relationships between humans and their environment
Social Studies 6: International cooperation and responses to global issues
Social Studies 8: Scientific and technological innovations, Change in population and living standards
Urban Studies 12: Urbanization as a global phenomenon, Urban planning and design
- 11am* (if booked by school group)
DREAM BIG is a 2017 MacGillivray Freeman film produced in partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers and presented by Bechtel Corporation
Hands-On Engineering Activities and videos were developed specially for Dream Big and all have a connection to a story or theme in the film, found here: https://dreambigfilm.com/education/ Two of the activities—Windy City Tower and Build an Earthquake-Resistant Structure—are actually seen being performed by kids in the film.
To access more than 30 additional engineering activities, please visit film partner DiscoverE’s website: