We asked elementary teachers who were already using the Engineering is Elementary curriculum, “What other resources would help you teach your best?” You said you’d like links to additional online resources about the science topics connected to each engineering unit.
Students get really engaged when they’re learning science and engineering . . . and once they get excited about how maglev trains work, or how to protect the environment by cleaning up an oil spill, they naturally want to learn more. But you don’t have time to research the most interesting, age-appropriate short videos and interactives. So our team has done that work for you.
Boost Student Learning . . . and Your Own Knowledge!
There’s one Science Resources list for each of the 20 EiE units. Just find the unit you’re teaching on our Curriculum Units page, click through, and scroll down to the table that says “Resources for This Unit.”
Each Science Resources list includes links to engaging online interactives and videos that your students will enjoy—and learn from. As a bonus, we’ve identified readings for you, the teacher, to help you boost your own science and engineering subject-matter knowledge, quickly and enjoyably.
Accurate, Authoritative, AND Fun to Use
For example, the resources list for “An Alarming Idea: Designing Alarm Circuits” includes a lively video from Schoolhouse Rock on the uses of electricity and an inspiring TED talk by a 13-year-old inventor from the savannahs of Kenya who engineered solar-powered lights to discourage lions from attacking his father’s cattle.
EiE’s Online Science Resources lists are part of our larger Educator Resources collection, which includes How-to Videos loaded with lesson prep tips; student assessment tools that help you gauge student progress; and much more.
All of our Science Resources lists were carefully curated to showcase media resources that are from authoritative sources, fit well with each EiE unit’s science and engineering content, and are suitable for your K - 5 classroom. On top of that, they’re fun and engaging. Check them out today!
Do YOU have recommendations for new multimedia resources we should add to one of these lists? Let us know!
Engineering is Elementary is a project of the National Center for Technological Literacy® at the Museum of Science, Boston.