ieee – integrating engineering in elementary education

Engineering is everywhere. Most of science as we know it wouldn’t be possible without engineering. Engineering is applied science. Engineering is the designed and built stuff that scientists use to discover new things about the natural word. Engineering is problem solving, finding ways to use resources, invent new ways of doing things, making difficult informed choices to make the world a better place.

Teaching engineering as a separate subject rarely happens in K-8, but there are opportunities everyday to point out engineering and integrate some engineering basics as real world examples and stories in every subject. Here are some resources to help.

Afterschool Engineering Update – Summer 2015
Summer 2015 – The latest news on afterschool engineering curricula from Engineering is Elementary® (EiE) at the Museum of Science, Bosto…
Engineers Fashion Show
Tiny_Plastic_Big_Problem.pdf
microplastics limit the ability of zooplankton to consume food. Zooplankton that had swallowed polystyrene beads ate smaller bits of alga…
Using Remind to Share Nonfiction Reading with Students | CTQ
turning students on to nonfiction reading — proving that articles from sources like Popular Science and Gizmodo and National Geographic…
Engineering Enables Science: Mars Bound: Mission to the Red Planet
Engineering Enables Science Series: Marsbound – Mission to the Red Planet (Grades 4-10) – Explore NASA data used to develop or refine th…
Engineering Enables Science Series – What’s This Drought Stuff About?
Engineering Enables Science Series – What’s This Drought Stuff About? (Grades 3-8) – This webinar will feature, NASA’s “Water…
Engineering Enables Science Series – Integrating Engineering into Science
Engineering Enables Science Series: Integrating Engineering Into Your Science Curriculum (Grades 5-12) – Participants will get an overvi…
Attachment.fusion
Engineering Better Medicine/Health Informatics: The Main Points to Take Away: In engineering, we often have to consider a time restraint,…
Uncovering the silver—and gold—lining of a Tiffany-embellished bicycle | National Museum of American History
an 1896 women’s safety bicycle that was manufactured by Columbia with decorations added by Tiffany & Co. It was owned by a woman…
BrainRush | Play to Learn
Geometric Cross Sections
25 Lego Learning Activities
favorite things about Legos, is the fact that they provide an open-ended opportunity for kids to create and engineer a wide variety of st…
Elementary School – PhET Simulations
Simulations > By Grade Level > Elementary School – PhET provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics sim…
5 ways to support kids who struggle with student-directed learning | The Cornerstone
We have to support students in being independent and self-motivated. How do we get kids to go from saying “Just tell me what to do!”…