Engineering Is Elementary Loan Kit

The MSiC is pleased to offer 14 Engineering is Elementary (EiE) curriculum units. The EiE curriculum will increase student understanding of technology by connecting engineering and science concepts. The two general goals of each curriculum unit are 1) to increase children's technological literacy and understanding and 2) to provide tools for elementary educators to teach engineering and technology. *Each curriculum unit includes an engineering story. For more information about EiE guides visit


K, 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5

SOL Concepts/Skills

Various Standards of Learning. Visit the EiE website at for a detailed description of each unit guide.

Choose from the following guides:

  1. A Long Way Down: Designing Parachutes
  2. An Alarming Idea: Designing Alarm Circuits
  3. The Attraction is Obvious: Designing Maglev Systems
  4. Just Passing Through: Designing Model Membranes
  5. Marvelous Machines: Making Work Easier
  6. Now You’re Cooking: Designing Solar Ovens
  7. Solid as a Rock: Replicating an Artifact
  8. Sounds Like Fun: Seeing Animal Sounds
  9. A Sticky Situation: Designing Walls
  10. Taking the Plunge: Designing Submersible
  11. Thinking Inside the Box: Designing Plant Packages
  12. To Get to the Other Side: Designing Bridges
  13. Water, Water Everywhere: Designing Water Filters
  14. A Work in Process: Improving a Play dough Process

Each curriculum guide includes: 

  • unit story book
  • unit lesson plans
  • student worksheets
  • unit assessment
  • unit materials list
  • unit vocabulary list
  • website links for each lesson
  • list of reference books