The engineering design process is central to engineering. Engineers use the EDP to create technologies. For our elementary engineering curriculum, we developed an age-appropriate five-step EDP: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, and Improve. Did you know you can apply this problem-solving tool to problems outside of engineering? Throughout the school day, your students encounter numerous problems that they’ll need to solve. Our engineering design process can give your students a process to solve their everyday problems more effectively and a chance to practice important 21st century skills like collaboration, communication and critical thinking. Over the years, educators have shared with us the innovative ways they adapted EiE’s engineering design process to the help their students solve a problem. Below we share our favorite examples!