Sometimes the best way to understand what engineers do is to try your hand at it! The following are links to several engineering games on the internet to give you a first hand try at the problem solving skills engineers employ every day!
The games section of Try Engineering features 29 games. Some of the games were developed specifically for Try Engineering while others are hosted on other educational sites like those of NASA and PBS. Like the lesson plans, the games collection cover a variety of topics including solar energy, space science, and bio-engineering.
Stickman vs Zombie Fun Ride Race vs Stickman or Zombie in this fun ride racing game. Your goal is to win the race and collect the most points in the least amount of time. Hit the nitro button to get a boost and perform tricks along the way. Use your arrow keys to move forwards and backwards and to keep balance. http://ezarcade.net/games/stickman-vs-zombie-fun-ride/
You can choose from several avatars to play as including Wheelchair Guy, Effective Shopper, Santa Claus, Explore Guy, etc. How the game works actually differs depending on the character you play as and the level you are maneuvering through.