We know elementary school is a critical time for students’ career interests. By the end of fifth grade, some students have already decided to pursue a career in STEM, while others have concluded such a career is “unthinkable” (DeWitt, 2011). The good news is that teaching about professions at the elementary level can affect this trajectory: students with greater knowledge of STEM careers are more likely to aspire to careers in those fields. (Blotnicky, 2018).
Out-of-School time | EiE Resources for Teachers | EiE Teaching Tips | Implementing EiE | Engineering for All | Afterschool/Summer Camp | Create a Generation of Problem Solvers | STEM Implementation | Virtual Learning | Climate Change | NASA | Wednesday, July 20
It’s the anniversary of the moon landing! In 1969, the Apollo 11 mission landed among the stars, marking one giant step for man and a giant leap for mankind. 53 years after the mission, people across the world are once again celebrating the moon landing, the odds that were stacked against it and how it continues to influence spaceflight. This year, here are some space-themed resources and activities to explore to support learning:
EiE Resources for Teachers | Classroom Organization | EiE Teaching Tips | Implementing EiE | Engineering for All | Create a Generation of Problem Solvers | Virtual Learning | Climate Change | EiE Partnership | Tuesday, June 28
We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with Pear Deck™, a student engagement platform providing interactive learning and formative assessment solutions. As part of the collaboration, Pear Deck will offer a series of EiE-developed interactive STEM lessons that support educators in introducing the critical topic of climate change to students in grades 3–8.
EiE Resources for Teachers | Profiles | Engineering for All | Create a Generation of Problem Solvers | Women in Engineering Day | Thursday, June 23
June 23 is Women in Engineering Day! We’re passionate about equity in STEM and excited to share recent stats on women in engineering and how teachers can address these topics in the classroom.