How do you engineer in elementary?

  • Engineers are problem solvers.  They look at the world and see new and better ways to do things.  They recognize there is always room for improvement and when faced with a challenge they know the possibilities are endless.  Children are natural engineers, and this approach fosters increased problem solving skills.  Our learning environment is focused on the integration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to solve these real-world problems.  Students learn to think like engineers as they follow the engineering design process.  They explore engineering challenges in their classroom, the STEM lab, and our two makerspaces where both the classroom teacher and a STEM Coordinator guide them.