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Curriculum: Engineering is Elementary. Museum of Science, Boston

EIEAt Boston’s Museum of Science, the Engineering is Elementary (EiE) project aims to foster engineering and technological literacy among children. EiE is creating a research-based, standards-driven, and classroom-tested curriculum that integrates engineering and technology concepts and skills with elementary science topics. EiE lessons not only promote K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning, but also connect with literacy and social studies.

Storybooks featuring children from a variety of cultures and backgrounds introduce students to an engineering problem. Students are then challenged to solve a problem similar to that faced by the storybook character. Through a hands-on engineering design challenge, students work in teams to apply their knowledge of science and mathematics; use their inquiry and problem-solving skills; and tap their creativity as they design, create, and improve possible solutions. In the end, students realize that everyone can engineer!

The Engineering is Elementary project also helps elementary school educators enhance their understanding of engineering concepts and pedagogy through professional development workshops and resources.

Boston’s Museum of Science also offers many programs for students and educators. Read more about the Museum of Science and other museums in this special feature article.

One Response to “Curriculum: Engineering is Elementary. Museum of Science, Boston”

  1. […] Museum of Science, a nationwide leader in science and technology education since 1864, provides a host of exhibits, […]

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