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.

The EIE Curriculum
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Students will calculate the rate at which water flows through each filter material. Students will use this information to then predict how much water would flow through the filter in given increments of time.

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The EIE Curriculum

Students will understand number order and place by putting objects in order using ordinal numbers.

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The EIE Curriculum
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Students use the attached page to review what happened in the story.

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The EIE Curriculum
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Visualize a written description and express the visualization in a drawing.

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The EIE Curriculum
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Identify character traits presented in the story and use the concept of friendship to judge a character from the story.

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The EIE Curriculum
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A song to sing with your students about preserving the environment.

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The EIE Curriculum
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Arrange the events in of the story in chronological order.

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The EIE Curriculum

Students will change the shape of the filter to make observations about volume

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The EIE Curriculum

Students compare the absorbency of sand compared to soil and find this using a scale and subtraction. Sand and soil are two earth materials and are choices students can use in designing a water filter.

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The EIE Curriculum

Students will measure and compare the mass of each filter material before running water through it, and then after.

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The EIE Curriculum
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Students estimate and measure the capacity of a one liter bottle using a 1 cup measuring cup, then algebraically determine the equivalent volume using 1/2, 1/4, 1/3 cup and ultimately the number of tablespoons in a liter bottle.

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The EIE Curriculum

Students explore through a classroom model how surface area affects the rate of evaporation despite the volume being the same.

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The EIE Curriculum
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Practice calculating elapsed time, as that is one criteria to judge the success of the water filter design

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The EIE Curriculum
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Act out a dialog between characters based on the story.

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The EIE Curriculum
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Students will apply their science experiment data on the water flow through water filters and be challenged to determine the time it would take to fill a gallon jug (advanced) or just a cup (beginner) with water. Students graph the results.

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