Our Mission

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

Our Curriculum Products:

The EiE Curriculum

Grades
Classroom

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

Grades
Afterschool

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

Grades
Afterschool

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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News

For the second year in a row, the Museum of Science, Boston and the philanthropy SheGives Boston are collaborating to bring fun, educational STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)...
It’s easier than ever to add Engineering Adventures, the Engineering is Elementary (EiE) out-of-school time curriculum for grades 3 - 5, to your afterschool program. Convenient and cost-effective...

Blog

No Kit? No Prob! EiE's MacGyver Finds Alternate Engineering Supplies
Posted by Cynthia Berger on 8/27/15 11:00 AM
The popular 1980s TV show “MacGyver” featured a spy who was also an engineer. Facing mortal danger, he’d save the day by creatively repurposing everyday objects, making a sling...
Get Inspired: The "Next MacGyver" Will Be a Woman Engineer!
Posted by Cynthia Berger on 8/26/15 11:43 AM
What are you watching? TV producers keep churning out the usual shows about cops, lawyers, doctors, and politicians. But sometimes a girl wants to settle in with a bowl of popcorn and some...
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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