On this page you will find shareable teacher material, materials available for school/district partners, and useful links to engineering material that we find of high quality and endorse.
PictureSTEM (PictureSTEM.org) - Grades K-5
The PictureSTEM Project includes instructional units for K-2 classrooms that use an engineering challenge and picture books as supports for learning science, mathematics, engineering, computational thinking, and reading.
Novel Engineering (novelengineering.org) - Grades 3-8
Inspired by kids and grounded in research, Novel Engineering is an innovative approach to integrate engineering and literacy in elementary and middle school.
EngrTEAMS (engrteams.org) - Grades 4-8
EngrTEAMS is a five-year, $8 million National Science Foundation award made to a partnership involving the University of Minnesota and Purdue University.
Park Your Pencils - Grade 3
Students will go through the engineering design process as they develop a pencil holder that will help elementary school teachers solve their pencil problems.
A Parent's Guide to Introducing Engineering at Home
The research-based guide shares why parents should help their kids learn about engineering, what their kids can learn about engineering, and how engineers help their children learn about engineering.
FACE Lab (engineering.purdue.edu/facelab) - Grades K-12
To illustrate the broad participation in Engineering, the Make an Engineer activity utilizes humanistic components of individual interest and identity.
Pop-up Greeting Card - Grades 3-5
Elementary schools all over the country are looking to purchase “Engineering Night” invitation cards.
Model Eliciting Activities
Sticker MEA - Grades K-2
Our company, Wacky Stickers n’ Stuff, creates stickers for stores around the world. Kids love our stickers because we try to get a lot on every sheet. Right now, we are creating a line of new stickers for children. These new stickers are square. Our goal is to get as many stickers as possible on a sheet because this produces less waste.
Paper Airplane MEA - Grades 6-8
Rush Popcorn Delivery MEA - Grades K-2
The article and questions help to generate student interest and inform students of the problem that is facing Carson Middle School. In order to have enough money for their holiday party, popcorn canisters need to be delivered to the neighborhood. The popcorn canisters are arriving late, which makes the delivery process important.
Aluminum Bat MEA - Grades 6-8
Growing Giant Sequioias MEA - Grades 3-5
Directions to access University of Minnesota's K-12 MEA library
Instructions for accessing the University of Minnesota K-12 MEA library.