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 our Engineering class with Taking the Plunge: Designing Submersibles. We will be learning science concepts related to ocean engineering: density, floating, and sinking. We will be designing our own submersible with research instruments in order to retrieve packages in the water.