Engineering is Elementary® (EiE®) is an award curriculum project of the National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®) at the Museum of Science, Boston. It supports educators and children with curricula and professional development that develop engineering literacy.
EiE is a rigorously researched, classroom-tested curriculum that increases students ‘interest in and confidence about engineering. It integrates engineering with science and improves student understanding of technology. It is the “E” in the STEM.
It has 20 curriculum units which are fun and engaging engineering challenges that allow students to apply science knowledge in meaningful ways. Each unit is introduced by a storybook about a child who solves a problem through engineering. Set in locations around the world, the storybooks integrate literacy and social studies—and provide context and meaning for the hands-on activities that follow.