Unit Overview

In this unit, students are challenged to protect a fictional dog from getting too warm in the sunlight. They’ll learn about concepts related to the warming effects of the Sun, light and shadow, and animals and animal needs as they engineer a shady shelter roof.

Core Program Unit Components

The EiE for Kindergarten curriculum is designed to lay a strong foundation for STEM learning started in Kindergarten. 

The Teacher guide provides step-by-step instructions for educators to lead engineering lessons, materials preparation information, discussion prompts, educator tips, and a poster illustrating the Engineering Design Process.

The Digital Unit provides easy access to an online version of the unit. Convenient, online access to the Teacher Guide and resources makes it easy to seamlessly project to the class, deliver STEM learning virtually, and prep for lessons any time, anywhere.  The Digital Unit is available as a one and three year subscription.

A Multi Teacher Access Pack for access for up to four teachers and annual subscription options are also available. Speak to your EiE Sales Representative for details.

Full-color illustrated storybooks set the stage for engineering. Each storybook features a young child solving a real-world problem using engineering and is designed to support science vocabulary and literacy.

Materials kits include all the supplies needed for 24 students to complete the engineering activities in this unit.

Educator Resources
Materials Kit


Raise the Roof: Designing Shelters Educator Guide is currently out of stock. Contact us at 617-589-0230 or eie@mos.org to learn about digital options for this unit.

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Designing Shelters Materials Kit
Designing Shelters - 1yr Digital
Designing Shelters - 3yr Digital

The EiE for Kindergarten resources extend and enhance STEM learning for today’s kindergarten learners. With everything from family letters and how-to videos to suggested reading book lists and vocabulary cards educators have what they need for engineering success in their kindergarten classroom. Resources are available in print and digitally.

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