The Boston Museum of Science’s Engineering is Elementary has selected 30 after school programs from across Massachusetts to receive scholarships. These scholarships will provide educational materials from the Engineering Adventures curriculum. These scholarships have been made possible by funding from SheGives members and will provide after school programs with educator guides and and materials kits for the seven Engineering Adventures units. Educator guides provide teachers with instructions for setting up and leading each unit, along with worksheets and engineering journals for students to keep track of their work. Materials kits differ for each unit, providing items necessary for each lesson, such as recyclable materials for the “recycled racers” unit, in which students learn to construct race cars from recyclable materials.
After school programs receiving the scholarships include: YMCA of Greater Boston, South Boston Boys & Girls Club, Red Oak Boys & Girls Club of Boston, and JFK Elementary School in Jamaica Plain, as well as schools and after school programs ranging from Cape Cod to Springfield. A second round of scholarship funding for Massachusetts schools and after school programs interested in implementing Engineering Adventures will begin accepting applications on October 6.
Engineering Adventures, developed by the Museum of Science, Boston, targets elementary school- aged children with the goal of promoting STEM education in a flexible, hands-on, fun environment. The program uses the cartoon, brother and sister team of India and Jacob as the travel the world, leading students in solving real-world problems though engineering. To learn more, visit Engineering Adventures online or sign up for the newsletter!
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