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 consists of two components: a Teacher Guide and Materials Kit.

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

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

Teacher Guide
Materials Kit

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Product Name Qty
Wee Engineer Teacher Guide
$98.00
Wee Engineer Materials Kit with Guide
$499.00

The Wee Engineering resources extend and enhance STEM learning for today’s youngest learners. With everything from resources like 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 available now in print. Available digitally in summer 2020.

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