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The Chesapeake Conference Office of Education received a $15,000 grant from a private foundation to teach engineering and integrate it with other disciplines. The foundation funded training and 20 engineering kits of various topics to be used in conference schools.Engineering is Elementary (EiE) is an inquiry-based curriculum developed by the Museum of Science in Boston, with initial funding from the National Science Foundation.It is built around the Engineering Design Process, which is a critical component of the Next Generation Science Standards.

Engineering teaches students critical thinking and reasoning skills needed to solve problems systematically and successfully.The program integrates engineering with literacy and social studies in the context of addressing global engineering challenges. Teachers are getting continued professional development for STEM education. Third and seventh graders at Spencerville Adventist Academy have started using the program.

Photos above: 
Third graders build a tower from index cards that could hold a teddy bear for at least 10 seconds (left). Spencerville Adventist Academy teachers participate in an in-service activity for Engineering is Elementary at SAA’s new Fun Fab Lab (right).
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