Unit Overview

The program includes four engineering challenges that open up young learners’ minds to the world of engineering by encouraging them to use familiar materials to solve problems:

  • Noisemakers: Children create a loud noisemaker for a surprise party.
  • Fans: Children create a fan that can produce enough wind to move a ball.
  • Wrecking Balls: Children create a wrecking ball that can knock over a stack of blocks.
  • Rafts: Children create a raft that can support the weight of a toy.

The Wee Engineer curriculum provides everything you need to engage your youngest learners in STEM. 

The Educator Guide includes step-by-step instructions for teachers to lead four engineering challenges, materials preparation information, discussion prompts, educator tips, family resources, a poster, and set of cards illustrating the Engineering Design Process. 

The Digital Educator Guide provides easy access to an online version of the unit. Convenient, online access to the Educator 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 Educator Guide is available as a one year subscription.

The Materials Kit includes all the supplies needed for 20 children to complete the engineering activities and a puppet to help educators set the context for each activity.

Educator Guide
Materials Kit

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The Wee Engineering resources extend and enhance STEM learning for today’s youngest learners. With everything from family letters and “make your own at home” engineering bags, to how-to videos and suggested reading book lists, educators have what they need for engineering success in their early childhood classroom. Resources are available in print and digitally.

Create a STEM mindset. Implement engineering with fidelity. Partner with EiE to create a culture of STEM and problem solving as you learn best practices for teaching STEM and share knowledge through full or multi-day workshops; teacher educator institutes, and multi-year implementation planning and strategy development. Explore our professional development programs and empower STEM.

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