by Carissa Leventis-Cox
$10-20/student (plus materials for each student’s design), maximum 10 students.
We will be using the Museum of Science in Boston’s Engineering is Elementary® (EiE) curriculum for Grades 1 to 4 to foster engineering and technological literacy. Our students will learn problem solving, inquiry and innovation through:
- a storybook of a child in a different country that introduces an engineering problem (includes a lesson in geography)
- learning to solve a problem similar to that in the storybook
- a hands-on engineering design challenge that requires science and math
- create and improve on their designs.
This Fall, we will start with the unit called A Long Way Down: Designing Parachutes. We will be studying science concepts related to aerospace engineering: drag (air resistance) and conditions on other planets. We will be creating a model parachute to land on a planet with a thin atmosphere.
Homework will include fun projects.