In this unit, students will become environmental engineers as they work to save a fictional duck from a polluted pond. They’ll explore animal habitats and ecosystems, humans’ impact on the environment, and recycling and environmental stewardship as they engineer their own trash collectors.
Core Program Unit Components
The EiE for Kindergarten curriculum consists of three components: educator guides, storybooks, and materials kits.
Educator guides include 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.
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.
The EiE for Kindergarten resources extend and enhance STEM learning for today’s kindergarten learners. With everything from resources like 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 available now in print. Available digitally in summer 2020.
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