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.  Denise Michaelsen can help you implement these materials in your school.


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 and also for school districts involved in the Advancing Science Literacy (ASL):

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​​


New kits!

  • 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!"