Our Mission

Engineering is Elementary supports educators and children with curricula and professional development that develop engineering literacy.

Our Curriculum Products:

The EiE Curriculum


Choose from 20 flexible and fun units for grades 1 - 5. Integrates with the science you already teach! Research-based, teacher-tested activities develop creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

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Engineering Adventures


Add adventure to your afterschool or camp programs with real-world engineering challenges for kids in grades 3 – 5. Promotes creativity and teamwork!

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Engineering Everywhere


For youth in grades 6 – 8 in out-of-school time and camp programs. They’ll engineer a better world with engaging activities that relate to real-life experiences.

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(BOSTON, MA) A total of 37 Massachusetts afterschool educators have been selected for scholarship awards that will bring Engineering Adventures, a hands-on STEM curriculum developed at the Museum of...
The founder and director of Engineering is Elementary® (EiE®), Dr. Christine Cunningham will be the keynote speaker at the eleventh conference of the International Society for Design and Development...


“Free-Range Teaching” is a Smart STEM Strategy
Posted by Cynthia Berger on 10/08/15 11:00 AM
The phenomenon called free-range parenting is making news these days. It’s a hands-off approach—the opposite of so-called helicopter parenting. Free-range parents let their kids take...
FL Teacher Conference Focuses on STEM Achievement
Posted by Cynthia Berger on 10/06/15 11:00 AM
Later this month, the Florida Association of Science Teachers (FAST) will hold its annual conference in Orlando. The conference theme is “Capitalizing on STEM:  Translating the Promise...
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EiE is an excellent inquiry-based STEM curriculum that teaches students thinking and reasoning skills needed for success. Built around the engineering design process, EiE teaches kids how to solve problems systematically... creating skills, optimism, and attitudes important for their futures. Life is not multiple choice.

Laura J. Bottomley, Ph.D, Director, The Engineering Place
North Carolina State University