Our Mission

Engineering is Elementary supports educators and children with curricula and professional development that develop engineering literacy.

Our Curriculum Products:

The EiE Curriculum


Choose from 20 flexible and fun units for grades 1 - 5. Integrates with the science you already teach! Research-based, teacher-tested activities develop creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

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Engineering Adventures


Add adventure to your afterschool or camp programs with real-world engineering challenges for kids in grades 3 – 5. Promotes creativity and teamwork!

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Engineering Everywhere


For youth in grades 6 – 8 in out-of-school time and camp programs. They’ll engineer a better world with engaging activities that relate to real-life experiences.

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A short video created by Engineering is Elementary® (EiE®) was an audience favorite at the recent Teaching and Learning Video Showcase hosted May 11 -15 by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Dr. Heidi B. Carlone will present her research on the Engineering is Elementary® (EiE®) curriculum at the Museum of Science, Boston at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Carlone, an associate...


Teaching Persistence . . . and Practicing It
Posted by Cynthia Berger on 5/26/15 11:00 AM
Occasionally on the EiE Blog, we introduce you to the folks on our team and the work they do. Today, meet Richard Sutton, research coordinator. We’ve got a mountain of data coming in from a...
Share EiE Info with Outreach Toolkits
Posted by Cynthia Berger on 5/19/15 1:24 PM
Are you planning a STEM Night? Need a short video that introduces parents to Engineering is Elementary? Do you want to implement EiE at your school, but need to apply for a grant to fund the...
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EiE is an excellent inquiry-based STEM curriculum that teaches students thinking and reasoning skills needed for success. Built around the engineering design process, EiE teaches kids how to solve problems systematically... creating skills, optimism, and attitudes important for their futures. Life is not multiple choice.

Laura J. Bottomley, Ph.D, Director, The Engineering Place
North Carolina State University