Engineering calls for children to apply what they know about science and math. Their learning is enhanced as a result of this application. And because engineering activities are based on real-world technologies and problems, they help children see how disciplines like math and science are relevant to their lives.
Engineering is Elementary(EiE) is a fun, flexible, inquiry-based curriculum for grades K-5. It integrates engineering within science topics that are already taught.
At Skaneateles CSD, we teach the following units:
K -A Work in Process: Improving a Play Dough Process
(Physical Science & Chemical Engineering)
1 -The Best of Bugs: Designing Hand Pollinators
(Life Science & Agricultural Engineering)
2 -Sounds Like Fun: Seeing Animal Sounds
(Physical Science & Acoustical Engineering)
2 -Catching the Wind: Designing Windmills
(Earth Science & Mechanical Engineering)
3 -Just Passing Through: Designing Model Membranes
(Life Science & Bioengineering)
4 -Marvelous Machines: Making Work Easier
(Physical Science & Industrial Engineering)
5 -Water, Water Everywhere: Designing Water Filters
(Earth Science & Environmental Engineering)
For more information on EiE, you can visit their website by clicking here.
In addition to EiE, other STEM resources we use include:
a variety of activities designed by our STEM Lab teachers
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Engineering is a high school engineering program. It develops students' ability to apply engineering, science, math, and technology to solve complex, open-ended problems in real-world contexts. Students focus on the process of defining and solving a problem as they apply their STEM knowledge, skills, and habits of mind.
At Skaneateles CSD, we teach the following courses, which are all eligible for credit through RIT:
Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)
This course is known as Design and Drawing for Production (DDP) within the district.
Principles of Engineering (POE)
Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)
Digital Electronics (DE)
Engineering Design and Development (EDD)
For more information on PLTW, you can visit their website by clicking here.