American STEM Prep offers the award-winning Engineering is Elementary (EiE) program, developed by the Boston Museum of Science, as part of our engineering curriculum. EiE is a research-based and classroom-tested program that encourages children to become lifelong STEM learners and passionate problem solvers. The program also emphasizes critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills. EiE provides engineering projects that integrate STEM skills with the engineering design process through a simple question-based approach that is easy for students to understand and use. By using this approach, students learn to think like engineers and develop the confidence to tackle real-world challenges.
The Engineering is Elementary (EiE) program provides an engaging and immersive experience for students to develop a deep understanding of STEM principles. Each EiE lesson begins with a story that presents a real-world problem, providing a relatable context for students. From there, students work through a series of hands-on activities and challenges that build their knowledge and understanding of relevant science and engineering design principles. Throughout the process, students are encouraged to think critically, solve problems, and work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions. The lesson culminates with a final project in which students design their own product, giving them the opportunity to apply their newly acquired skills and knowledge in a tangible and meaningful way.
American STEM Prep is committed to providing age-appropriate engineering education. We use several EiE modules including Engineering is Elementary and Engineering Adventures for elementary school students, and Engineering Everywhere for middle and high school students. These modules are designed to meet the unique needs of each grade level and ensure that every student has a valuable learning experience.
In addition to EiE, our Engineering and Technology (E&T) curriculum features a variety of integrated engineering and technology lessons that enable students to practice their problem solving and design skills in a wide range of contexts. Using a hands-on approach helps students develop critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity skills, as well as a deep understanding of STEM concepts. By using the Engineering Design Process in real-world applications, students can gain the confidence to tackle a broad range of challenges and build a foundation for future academic and career success.