Engineering and Computer Science Essentials™ Grade 4

 

Engineering Unit: Designing Solar Ovens

IIn Botswana, where firewood for cooking fuel is in short supply, people are turning to a renewable energy source—the Sun! The storybook Lerato Cooks Up a Plan sets this real-world context for the unit’s activities and introduces the field of green engineering. Students explore the science concepts of thermal insulators and thermal conductors, then test different materials to find the best insulators for their own solar ovens. They analyze the product life cycle and environmental impacts of each insulator, then follow the steps of the Engineering Design Process to imagine, plan, create, and improve their solar ovens and do some solar cooking!

 

Computer Science Unit: Designing Computer Games

Interactive computer games are powerful tools for learning. In the story Lerato’s Playful Program, Lerato designs a computer game to help her neighbors recognize the positive environmental impact of choosing to cook with solar ovens. Students explore the programming language Scratch, and then use it to design a practice computer game. For their final design project, students choose an environmental issue and then follow the steps of the Engineering Design Process to imagine, plan, create, and improve a game that helps players learn about the environmental consequences of their choices. Students extend their computational thinking skills to mathematical concepts as they practice multiplying fractions.

 

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Core Program Unit Components

We recommend one Educator Guide per teacher, one Storybook per student (engineering units), and one Materials Kit per 30 learners. Together, these components create a high-quality, hands-on STEM learning experience. 

Educator Guide Print + Digital

Storybook

Materials Kit

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Grouped product items
Product Name Qty
Integrated Essentials: Designing Solar Ovens/Computer Games Print + Di
$129.00
Engineering Essentials: Designing Solar Ovens Guide Print + Digital
$69.00
Computer Science Essentials: Designing Computer Games Guide Print + Digital
$69.00
Essentials Solar Ovens Kit
$339.00
Essentials Designing Solar Ovens Refill Kit
$129.00
Computer Science Essentials: Designing Computer Games Materials Kit
$69.00

Program Components

 

Print + Digital:

  • Printed copy of the Educator Guide containing instructions to facilitate the unit
  • One (1) copy of the printed accompanying Storybook (Engineering units)
  • Digital access to the Educator Guide via learn.eie.org

Note: Digital Access is granted on a per-user basis and is non-transferable.

 

Additional Program Components

  • Storybook
    • Available in print and digital for individual purchase to accommodate any class size (for engineering units)
  • Materials Kit
    • Includes materials to support 30 learners
  • Refill Kit
    • Replenishes the consumable items from the Materials Kit 

 

Engineering Essentials Resources for Diverse Learners 

As a set of high-impact resources, the Resources for Diverse Learners are designed to help remove distractions and decrease literacy demands so that all students can succeed in engineering and problem solving. They contain built-in vocabulary support, suggestions for objects to create context and background, multiple points of entry for different learning styles, and multiple ways for learners to express understanding meet the needs of today’s diverse classroom.

Resource for Diverse Learners

Included in Educator Guide Book

Included in Classroom Resources Book

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Included in Digital Unit

English Learner Strategies

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Differentiated Classroom Resources, English and Spanish 1

 

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Differentiated Instruction Notes at point of use

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Teacher Discussion Support

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Student Discussion Support, English and Spanish 1

 

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Alternative Lesson Progressions

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Flip book Storybook, English and Spanish1

 

 

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Character Cards, English and Spanish 1

 

 

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Visual Vocabulary Cards, English and Spanish 1

 

 

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Materials Sheet, English and Spanish 1

 

 

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Illustrated Engineering Design Process Poster, English and Spanish 

 

 

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1 Spanish version available in the Digital Unit only.

 

Computer Science Essentials Resources for Diverse Learners 

As a set of high-impact resources, the Resources for Diverse Learners are designed to help remove distractions and decrease literacy demands so that all students can succeed in engineering and problem solving. They contain built-in vocabulary support, suggestions for objects to create context and background, multiple points of entry for different learning styles, and multiple ways for learners to express understanding meet the needs of today’s diverse classroom.

Resource for Diverse Learners

Included in Educator Guide Book

Included in Classroom Resources Book

Included in Resource Package

Included in Digital Unit

English Learner Strategies

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*

Differentiated Instruction Notes at point of use

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Teacher Discussion Support

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Student Discussion Support, English and Spanish1

 

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Flip book Storybook, English and Spanish1

 

 

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Computer Science Storybook Epilogue, English and Spanish1

 

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Character Cards, English and Spanish 1

 

 

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Visual Vocabulary Cards, English and Spanish 1

 

 

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Materials Sheet, English and Spanish 1

 

 

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Illustrated Engineering Design Process Poster, English and Spanish 

 

 

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Illustrated What is a Computer? Poster, English and Spanish 

 

 

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1 Spanish version available in the Digital Unit only.

 

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