Engineering is Elementary (EiE) is a nationally recognized and disseminated program developed by the Boston Museum of Science. The EiE program partners lessons in engineering with science curricula already in place in elementary schools. EiE materials make engineering fun and engaging for students by introducing them to children from a variety of cultures and backgrounds whose facing real world problems. Using engineering principles, students then work in teams to apply their knowledge of science and mathematics, and use their inquiry and problem-solving skills to design, create and improve possible solutions.
The mission of Engineering is Elementary is to foster engineering and technological literacy among ALL elementary-aged children.
More than 1.18 million students and 20,043 teachers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia currently use it. The curriculum includes 20 units covering challenges from the design of water filters and parachutes to how to clean up an oil spill. Engineering is Elementary has been proven to increase students' interest in and confidence about engineering. EiE's 20 units present fun, engaging engineering challenges that allow students to apply science knowledge.
Orlando Science Center has become an endorsed site to provide Engineering is Elementary (EiE) Professional Development Workshops to the southeast. Our certified trainers can travel to any school in the state of Florida. Intensive hands-on training shows teachers first-hand how to embed this curriculum into the classroom and provides the necessary support for success. In these professional development workshops, teachers will undergo a six hour training. Each of the trainings will cover one unit of EIE curriculum that the teachers will subsequently be able to implement in their own classroom.
School (Group) Pricing:
up to 10 teachers $1,750
up to 20 teachers $2,500
up to 30 teachers $3,000
These trainings can be offered on location or at the Orlando Science Center. Program fee includes an official EiE teacher’s guide on the selected unit for each participating teacher.
Are you a teacher interested in EiE training on your own?
Sign up for one of our 4 training dates offered this year:
Price: $175 per person
These trainings will be offered at the Orlando Science Center and registration fees include an official EiE teacher’s guide on the selected unit.
The Best of Bugs: Designing Hand Pollinators
(Basic Grades 1-2) Insects and Plants; Agricultural Engineering
Saturday, October 12, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
It’s a Long Way Down: Designing Parachutes
(Advanced Grades 3-5) Astronomy; Aerospace Engineering
Saturday, December 14, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Catching the Wind: Designing Windmills
(Basic Grades 1-2) Wind and Weather; Mechanical Engineering
Saturday, February 22, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Water, Water Everywhere: Designing Water Filters
(Advanced Grades 3-5) Water; Environmental Engineering
Saturday, April 14, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
03 October 2013
Posted in EiE Workshops
On Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, Orlando Science Center hosted 26 elementary school teachers from Orange, Lake and Seminole counties as well as two engineers for Engineering is Elementary training sponsored by Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division. Training was centered around the EiE unit "A Stick in the Mud: Evaluating a Landscape."
Teachers engaged in hands-on, interactive STEM-based engineering design challenges. This particular unit highlights the field of geotechnical engineering and the challenge of designing a bridge along a river. Activities included core sampling, structural testing and the effects of erosion and compaction.
EiE was developed by the Museum of Science, Boston and aims to increase students' interest in and confidence about engineering. EiE's 20 units present fun, engaging engineering challenges that allow students to apply science knowledge.