Connections to Science Curricula

Which science curriculum do you use?

EiE is designed to integrate with many popular science curricula. The chart below shows which EiE units might fit well with the science units you teach. (We’ve indicated the appropriate grade levels in parentheses.)

EiE UnitFOSS
(grade level)
GEMS
(grade level)
Insights
(grade level)
STC
(grade level)
Science Companion
Catching the Wind: Designing WindmillsAir and Weather (1–2)  Weather (K–1)Weather
Water, Water Everywhere: Designing Water FiltersWater (3–4)Liquid Explorations (1–3), Involving Dissolving (1–3), Acid Rain (6–8), River Cutters (6–8)Liquids (2–3), There is No Away (6)Land and Water (4)Watery Earth
A Sticky Situation: Designing WallsPebbles, Sand, and Salt (1–2)Stories in Stone (4–8) Soils (2), Rocks and Minerals (3)Solids, Liquids, and Gasses
To Get to the Other Side: Designing BridgesBalance and Motion (1–2)  Balance and Weight (2)

Motion

Marvelous Machines: Making Work EasierLevers and Pulleys (5–6) Lifting Heavy Things (2–3)Balance and Weighing (2)Energy
Sounds like Fun: Seeing Animal SoundsPhysics of Sound (3–4) Sound (2–3)Sound (3)Sound
The Best of Bugs: Designing Hand PollinatorsInsects (1–2), New Plants (1–2), Structures of Life (3–4)Ladybugs (PK–1), Buzzing Hive (K–3), Schoolyard Ecology (3–6) Organisms (K–1), The Life Cycle of Butterflies (2), Plant Growth and Development (3)Life Cycles, Collecting and Examining Life
Just Passing Through: Designing Model MembranesAnimals Two by Two (K), New Plants (1–2), Environments (5–6)Terrarium Habitats (K–6)Growing Things (2–3), Habitats (2–3), Human Body Systems (6)Organisms (K–1), Animal Studies (4)Habitats
An Alarming Idea: Designing Alarm CircuitsMagnetism and Electricity (3–4)Electric Circuits (3–6)Cirucuits and Pathways (4–5)Electric Circuits (4), Magnets and Motors (6)Electrical Circuits
A Work in Process: Designing a Play Dough  ProcessSolids and Liquids (1–2)Secret Formulas (1–3), Liquid Explorations (1–3), Involving Dissolving (1–3)Liquids (2–3)Solids and Liquids (K–1)Solids, Liquids, and Gasses, or Matter
Thinking Inside the Box: Designing Plant PackagesNew Plants (1–2), Wood and Paper (K), Structures of Life (3–4) Growing Things (2–3)Plant Growth and Development (3)Collecting and Examining Life
A Stick in the Mud: Evaluating a LandscapeLandforms (5–6) Reading the Environment (4–5)Land and Water (4)Earth's Changing Surface
The Attraction is Obvious: Desiging a Maglev SystemMagnestism and Electricity (3–4)  Magnets and Motors (6)Magnets
Now You're Cooking: Designing Solar OvensSolar Energy (5-6)Hot Water and Warm Homes from Sunlight (4-8)There is No Away (6) Energy
It's a Long Way Down: Designing ParachutesPlanetary Science (7-8)Messages from Space (5-8)  Our Solar System
Solid as a Rock: Replicating an ArtifactEarth Materials (3)Stories in Stone (4-8)Rocks, Minerals, and Soils (2-3)Rocks and Minerals (2-5)Rocks
A Slick Solution: Cleaning an Oil SpillEnvironments (4-6)Environmental Detectives (5-8), Terrarium Habitats (K-6)Habitats (2-3)Ecosystems (3-5)Habitats or Watery Earth
Taking the Plunge: Designing SubmersiblesMatter and Energy (3)Ocean Currents (5-8), Only One Ocean (5-8)Liquids (2-3)Floating and Sinking (3-6), Solids and Liquids (K-2)Watery Earth, Matter
No Bones About it: Designing Knee BracesHuman Body (3-4) Bones and Skeletons (4-5), Human Body Systems (6)Human Body Systems (6-8)Human Body in Motion
Lighten Up: Designing Lighting SystemsMatter and Energy (3)  Light (6-8)Light