Intensive evaluation has demonstrated that students perform better on science and engineering assessments—and teachers facilitate science and engineering lessons more effectively—after an immersion residency.
Inquiry-based and standards-driven, the Engineering is Elementary curriculum presents engineering content and skills linked to the science and math students are already learning. Students also develop essential 21st-century skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, and effective communication by engaging in real-world engineering challenges.
Experienced museum instructors visit a classroom for one to eight days to model the delivery of EiE curriculum and discuss facilitation strategies with the classroom teacher. Teachers are invited to observe their students or co-teach lessons as best supports their own professional development, with the goal of being prepared to teach EiE units on their own the following year.
Program Costs: $195/classroom session (travel fees may apply)
Grade Level: K-5
Contact the Science Museum’s Engineering is Elementary team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 221-4540 for more information.