Create a Generation of Problem Solvers

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
• Support teachers with professional development (PD) workshops
• Fun, flexible, research-backed curriculum integrates engineering with

Key Benefits

Build Habits of Mind

EiE develops positive problem-solving and critical-thinking strategies. These essential skills can change the way students and teachers approach challenges in all subject areas.

Make Engineering Accessible

EiE designs to be inclusive, from the units’ varied geographical story settings to the extensive resources for diverse learners, regardless of background or prior knowledge. The curricula build in time for material and concept exploration to level the playing field and give equal access to all learners.

Engage Learners in Science and Engineering

The units tap into children’s natural curiosity about how the world around them works, inspiring them to think creatively, innovate, and work collaboratively to solve problems they can relate to their own lives.

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