Engineering is Elementary (EiE) is a rigorously researched, classroom-tested curriculum that increases students’ interest in and confidence about engineering. EiE is designed to encourage all children to envision themselves as potential engineers.

EiE’s units present fun, engaging engineering challenges that allow students to apply science knowledge in meaningful ways. Each unit is introduced by a storybook about a child who solves a problem through engineering. Set in locations around the world, the storybooks integrate literacy and social studies – and provide context and meaning for the hands-on activities that follow.

  • Award-winning STEM program from Museum of Science, Boston
  • Used by 115,600 teachers and 10.2 million students in US
  • Fun, flexible, research-backed curriculum integrates engineering with science topics

Target: Preschool/Pre-K

Four hands-on engineering challenges ease learners into the worlds of science and technology.

  • Develops an understanding of how to solve problems through a 3-step engineering design process.
  • Fosters developmentally appropriate social, fine motor, congitive, and language skills.
  • Fits easily into your preschool or Pre-K routines.

Target: Kindergarten

Two hands-on units align to kindergarten engineering performance expectations and allow for cross curricular experiences, preparing children for the future.

  • Uses EiE’s foundational 5-step engineering design process to guide young learners through engaging hands-on STEM challenges.
  • Engages kindergarteners with fun, relevant activities designed just for them.
  • Inspires young learners to practice the 21st century skills they are already developing in social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and language domains.

Target: Grades 1-5 in School

Twenty teacher-tested engineering units, aligned to NGSS and state standards, build a strong foundation for STEM learning.

  • Motivates young learners to solve problems following EiE’s proven, 5-step engineering design process.
  • Deepens learners’ science knowledge and allows for cross-curricular connections in ELA and Social Studies.
  • Reaches all students to engage them in ways that align with their learning style. So all students—including English learners, students who receive special education services, and those who have not flourished traditional academic settings – can thrive.

Target: Grades 3-5

Ten hands-on units, designed for afterschool and out-of-school settings challenge learners to solve meaningful, real-world problems and build confidence with engineering.

  • Shows learners how to solve problems using a 5-step engineering design process as they explore the role engineering plays in the world around them.
  • Builds 21st century skills as students learn to solve problems and collaborate, communicate, and share their solutions with peers.

Target: Middle School

Twelve engaging units set in real-world contexts with engaging, learner-centered engineering challenges.

  • Empowers learners to become more effective problem solvers as they work through the steps of our age appropriate, 8-step engineering design process.
  • Sharpen 21st century skills like critical thinking, teamwork, and communication, preparing learners for success in school and life.

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