Engineering Is Elementary is a program from the Boston Science Museum The 3rd Grade Students in Georgia are beginning a unit called "Catching The Wind". The 4th Grade Students in Georgia are just finishing a unit called "An Alarming Idea". Both units share the following project goals and essential understandings. Project Goals and Essential Understandings Goal 1. Increase children's technological literacy At the elementary school level, we define technological literacy as acquiring essential understandings and skills that include: Knowledge (Know about) : What engineering and technology are and what engineers do Various fields of engineering "[After using EiE,] my kids are speaking more. Some of my shyest students are volunteering to be project managers." -pilot teacher, Workshop participant Nearly everything in the human world has been touched by engineering Engineering problems have multiple solutions How s
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