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Technology & Engineering

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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.


New York State Technology Learning Standards
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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:


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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.


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Eric Knuth
45 East Elizabeth Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152