Engineering Adventures Introduces New Afterschool Unit


Engineering is Elementary’s Engineering Adventures is back with a new afterschool unit. This time around, India and her brother Jacob, the stage setters for each EA unit, are off to visit a friend at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountainview, CA. While there, they get to learn a bit of aeronautical engineering.

EA, EiE’s afterschool program designed for children in grades 3-5, now features seven total units focusing on varying engineering fields. This new unit, titled “The Sky’s the Limit,” will offer students the opportunity to design flying technology that could be used for taking aerial photos.

This unit, along with an aerospace engineering unit, titled “Liftoff: Engineering Rockets and Rovers,” was supported by NASA as part of the larger MISSION grant to the Museum of Science Boston.  Both new units are available for download free and can be completed using easily available and inexpensive materials.

Engineering Adventures is a part of Engineering is Elementary, the award-winning curriculum developed by the Museum of Science, Boston through its National Center for Technological Literacy.

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