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Engineering is Elementary Resources

Engineering is Elementary (EiE) is an elementary school supplemental curriculum that is based around a story involving an elementary age student working on some sort of engineering problem.  The many available units connect to a broad range of science subjects and connect to the engineering portion of the new national science standards. Each kit is designed for a classroom of 30 students.


SciMaTech consortium school districts:

EiE Kit Reservation will be available this summer

Engineering is Elementary (EiE) | Engineering is Everywhere Kits

CESA #11 has the following Engineering is Elementary | Engineering Everywhere kits available to participating SciMaTech school districts:

Engineering is Elementary (K - 5):


Life Science

  • The Best of Bugs: Designing Hand Pollinators

  • No Bones About It: Designing Knee Braces

  • A Slick Solution: Cleaning an Oil Spill 

  • Just Passing Through: Designing Model Membranes

  • Thinking Inside the Box: Designing Plant Packages


Physical Science

  • A Work in Process: Improving a Play Dough Process

  • Now You’re Cooking: Designing Solar Ovens

  • Marvelous Machines: Making Machines Work Easier

  • The Attraction is Obvious: Designing Maglev Systems

  • To Get to the Other Side: Designing Bridges

  • An Alarming Idea: Designing Alarm Circuits


Engineering Everywhere (Middle School)


  • Urban Landscapes: Don't Run Off (Environmental Engineering)

Earth/Space Science

  • Catching the Wind: Designing Windmills

  • A Long Way Down: Designing Parachutes

  • A Sticky Situation: Designing Walls

  • Water, Water, Everywhere: Designing Water Filters 

  • Solid as a Rock: Replicating an Artifact

  • A Stick in the Mud: Evaluating a Landscape​​


  • Sounds Like Fun: Seeing Animal Sounds 

  • Lighten Up: Designing Lighting Systems

  • Taking the Plunge: Designing Submersibles

For elementary and middle school classrooms. "Our award-winning, cross-disciplinary curriculum integrates engineering with the science topics you already teach. Fun, engaging engineering challenges boost student interest in engineering. Standards-based, research-based, and teacher-tested!"

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