Engineering Adventures Design Principles
Flexible, engaging, easy to implement
Designed with Out-of-School Time in Mind
Engineering Adventures is designed to offer exciting out-of-school time activities that engage 3rd–5th grade learners in the engineering design process. Each EA curriculum unit includes activities and materials uniquely appropriate for the varied landscapes of out-of-school-time settings.
Designed to Build Confidence
Our goal is to make a positive impact on children’s attitudes—to help kids feel confident about their ability to engineer, and to help kids see themselves as engineers.
|We believe kids will best learn engineering when they:||Kids will learn that:|
|engage in activities that are fun, exciting, and connect to the world in which they live.||they can use the Engineering Design Process to help solve problems.|
|choose their path through open-ended challenges that have multiple solutions.||engineers design technologies to help people and solve problems.|
|have the opportunity to succeed in engineering challenges.||they have talent and potential for designing and improving technologies.|
|communicate and collaborate in innovative, active, problem solving.||they, too, can be engineers.|