Engineering is Elementary (EiE)

Sponsored by the Boston Museum of Science, EiE (see is the premier elementary engineering curriculum.  Building on children's natural tendencies to engineer, EiE inspires innovation and produces lifelong STEM learners.  The EiE curriculum is a project--based, student-centered curriculum that will transform student learning.  Students work collaboratively to solve an engineering challenge as they learn to ask questions and pursue their own answers.  Research on the EiE Curriculum shows that students will:

  • learn the Engineering Design Process, a process for critical thinking that can be applied to any curriculum.
  • learn about a variety of engineering fields and gain a realistic view of what it means to be an engineer.
  • learn that technology is much more than cell phones and tablets and understand the relationships between engineering, technology, science, and math.
  • improve understanding of science concepts and processes with hands-on and relevant lessons
  • improve ability to think mathematically with opportunity to apply mathematical knowledge to a relevant problem.
  • gain a global viewpoint of the engineering challenges of the future.

Learn about the Engineering is Elementary Curriculum Options.

EiE Resources

Research - An Executive Summary of the research conducted the first 10 years of the program.

An Overview of the EiE Curriculum

How to Choose an EiE Unit

Alignment of EiE Curriculum and the NGSS

Alignment of Engineering Adventures and the NGSS

Alignment of Engineering Everywhere and the NGSS

Engineering Design Process Poster 1

Engineering Design Process Poster 2

Available Units - Descriptions/Standards

To Check Out EiE Units and Materials Kits

Please e-mail Emily Pearson ,

You will need to provide the following:

1)  Your name

2)  Your school

3)  Your position

4)  Unit requested

5)  How long you will need the item.  EiE Kits can be kept up to 4 weeks as it may take that long to complete a unit. 

It is preferable that teachers or schools arrange for kits to be picked up but district transport can be requested if necessary. 

When returning the unit, please let Emily ( or Annette ( know if any of the consumable supplies need to be replenished.