Teacher Tips

Our support of educators implementing the Engineering is Elementary curriculum extends beyond the classroom. We provide support to address issues, answer questions, and provide continuing professional development.

Lesson-Specific Teaching Tips

  • An Alarming Idea: Designing Alarm Circuits Read helpful teaching tips about the EiE Electrical Engineering Unit.
  • The Best of Bugs: Designing Hand Pollinators: Read helpful teaching tips about the EiE Hand Pollinator Unit.
  • Catching the Wind: Designing Windmills: Read helpful teaching tips about the EiE Windmill Unit.
  • Lighten Up: Designing Lighting Systems: Read helpful teaching tips about the EiE Light Unit.
  • Maglev: Read helpful teaching tips about the EiE Maglev Unit.

  • Marvelous Machines: Read helpful teaching tips about the EiE Marvelous Machines Unit.
  • Membranes: Read helpful teaching tips about the EiE Membranes Unit.
  • Now You’re Cooking: Designing Solar Ovens: Read helpful teaching tips about the EiE Solar Oven Unit.
  • Oil Spills: Read helpful teaching tips about the EiE Oil Spills Unit.
  • Solid as a Rock: Replicating an Artifact: Read helpful teaching tips about the EiE Replicating an Artifact Unit. 
  • Sound: Read helpful teaching tips about the EiE Sound Unit.
  • A Sticky Situation: Designing Walls: Read helpful teaching tips about the EiE Walls Unit.
  • Stick in the Mud: Evaluating a Landscape: Read helpful teaching tips about the EiE Tarpuls Unit.
  • To Get to the Other Side: Designing Bridges: Read helpful teaching tips about the EiE Civil Engineering Unit.
  • Water Filters: Read helpful teaching tips about the EiE Water Filters Unit.

  • A Work in Process: Designing a Play Dough Process (Kindergarten)Read helpful adaptation tips about teaching the EiE Play Dough Unit for Kindergarten.

Integration Ideas

Our professional development participants have brainstormed ways to integrate EiE into other content areas. Read these helpful ideas and see how you can integrate EiE throughout your day.

  • Maglev: Integration Ideas for the Maglev EiE Unit
  • Marvelous Machines: Integration Ideas for the Machines Unit
  • Membranes: Integration Ideas for the Membranes Unit
  • Oil Spills: Integration Ideas for the Oil Spills Unit
  • Sound: Integration Ideas for the Sound Unit
  • Water Filters: Integration Ideas for the Water Filters EiE Unit
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