EiE Resources

These free resources will help you teach Engineering is Elementary

This collection includes EiE posters and graphics, ready-to-use presentations, and much more! Check our video library with Classroom Videos showing expert teachers using EiE in real classrooms and How-To Videos with practical tips for lesson prep! Our Extension Lessons help you integrate EiE with other subjects. Consult our Science and Literacy Resource Lists for books, articles, and videos that enhance each EiE unit. Finally, research-based Assessment Tools help you evaluate student understanding.

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Many students believe that technology only refers to things powered by electricity. In this lesson, each group of students gets a “mystery bag” containing an example of technology. When students open their bags, they may be surprised to see that they contain everyday objects like sponges, slippers, or bubblegum! 

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A storybook introduces the engineering challenge and context. In this story, Erik, a boy from Germany, learns about biomedical engineering as he attempts to design a knee brace for a fellow camper who has injured his knee.

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Students think like biomedical engineers as they analyze their foot arch heights and those of their classmates in order to make recommendations to a sneaker company.

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Students observe the range of motion of their knees and compare the movements to those of a model injured knee.

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Students apply their knowledge of materials, the range of motion of a healthy knee, and biomedical engineering as they imagine, plan, create, test, and improve a knee brace design.

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 This flashcard game app is a fun learning tool for elementary-school-aged children that are beginning to learn about engineering and technology.

 Many children (and some adults) believe that the term “technology” is reserved for things that are high-tech or electronic. If you ask children to give you examples of technologies, they will often come back with a list of items limited to things like cell phones, iPods, TVs, and cars.

But the definition is much broader than that. This game uses flashcards to teach children that a technology is anything designed by human beings to help solve a problem or meet a need. This means that items such as cups, pencils, shoes, and even processes such as an assembly line, are just as much technologies as the high-tech examples. Things that are not technologies are items that are created by nature, such as trees, dirt, tomatoes, and waterfalls.

This game may be used on its own, or in conjunction with any of our curriculum products. 

Developer: Sean Fitzgerald

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This video shows you measure the range of motion of a real knee with a goniometer.

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