Our Mission

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

Our Curriculum Products:

The EiE Curriculum

Grades
Classroom

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.

Get started »

Engineering Adventures

Grades
Afterschool

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

Get started »

Engineering Everywhere

Grades
Afterschool

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.

Get started »

News

BOSTON, Mass. – The Museum of Science has awarded scholarships for its Engineering is Elementary (EiE ®) program to 80 elementary teachers from 21 states. The scholarship program helps teachers at...
NEW YORK, N.Y. – The winners of the 2017 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education, one of the most prestigious awards in the field, were announced today. The Prize, founded in 1988 to honor the...

Blog

New Spanish Resources for our Afterschool Curricula
Posted by EiE Team on 8/15/17 11:00 AM
The Engineering is Elementary team is committed to making our engineering curricula accessible to all students, including English Learners—the fastest growing group of public school students in...
Making Real-World Connections: Afterschool Engineering in Context
Posted by Hannah E. on 8/10/17 11:00 AM
The Engineering is Elementary team has found that youth are most engaged with engineering when they’re working on problems that connect to their own lives. That’s why we designed our out-of-school...
View all blog posts »


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