July 20, 1969 was One Giant Leap for Mankind! Now, 52 years later, we are celebrating the anniversary of the moon landing with activities brought to you by NASA.
Engineering Adventures | Thursday, August 15
Engineering Adventures, our flexible engineering curriculum for grades 3-5, helps kids learn and practice 21st century skills as they collaborate, communicate, solve problems, and share their solutions with their peers while embarking on the Engineering Design Process. Our newest unit, In Good Hands: Engineering Space Gloves, challenges learners to engineer gear for NASA astronauts!
EiE Resources for Teachers | Engineering for All | Engineering Everywhere | Wee Engineer | Engineering Adventures | EiE for Kindergarten | Engineering is Elementary | Thursday, August 23
How much do you know about engineering? Could you spot common misconceptions and identify unlikely engineers?
One of the most pervasive misconceptions is that engineering is too complicated for young children to find engaging. But did you know that 65% of surveyed scientists and graduate students reported that their interest in STEM began before middle school? It’s time to break stereotypes. Challenge those misconceptions.
Take our “Engineering IQ” quiz and find out your engineering IQ! Good luck. Have fun and share our quiz with your peers!
Out-of-School time | Afterschool | Afterschool/Summer Camp | Engineering Adventures | Tuesday, September 11
Imagine this scenario. You’re doing an Engineering Adventures activity with the kids in your afterschool program. They’ve been working hard designing and testing . . . only to discover that their technology doesn’t work as planned. When that bubble wand doesn’t produce any bubbles, or the toy car made from a soda bottle doesn’t roll, don’t despair: this is a teachable moment.
Engineering Everywhere | Engineering Adventures | Engineering is Elementary | Engineering Activities | Tuesday, October 8
In every EiE unit, we challenge students to solve a real-world problem with the Engineering Design Process. But around our favorite holidays, we can’t help but brainstorm fantastical design challenge contexts that fit the season. This past spring, we suggested out-of-this-world EiE modifications for Star Wars Day. This month, we’re bringing you some Halloween-themed modifications for spooky engineering fun in your classroom!