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—including those from underrepresented groups—to envision themselves as potential engineers.
 
EiE’s 20 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.
 
In addition to introducing students to the excitement of engineering, EiE fosters valuable 21st Century cognitive skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity, flexibility, persistence, and learning from failure.
 
EiE aligns with all 50 state science standards, the Common Core ELA and math standards, the Framework for K – 12 Science Education, and the Next Generation Science Standards.
 
Engineering is Elementary® is a project of the National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®), established by the Museum of Science, Boston. The Museum, through exhibits and programs, and the NCTL, through partnerships with schools, museums, and organizations, are leading the nationwide effort to enhance engineering and technology knowledge for all and to inspire the next generation of engineers, inventors, and innovators.
 
Arizona Science Center proudly supports Engineering is Elementary (EiE) as a western hub for professional development and instructional coaching for the curriculum in K-8 schools. 

To learn more please contact:
Dr. Rob Robertson
RobertsonR@azscience.org
602-716-2019
or
Jessica Hickey
hickeyj@azscience.org
602.716.2000 ext. 212